Lady Arachnid

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Detach, to reattach

Always one leg suctioned

Instinct against the fall

While traveling this great expanse


She should care not of the surface

But the slick wall becomes her charge

The solid beam her burden

Even the dirty floor left far behind

Ever her worry


With so much to concern her

Why does she again cast her silks

Is time no education at all

The lesson of entanglement lost


The portentous scent of this fresh body

Makes her turn recklessly

Every hair on every leg

Rigid with anticipation


What banquet awaits

That has not already been tasted

What warm morsel manifests

Sweeter than those ensnared before


More perplexing still

Why is the tug of the web

That of her heart


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Tony DeLorger profile image

Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

Nice RB. Do spiders have hearts? And if so, what more than death do they care?


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Metaphorical spiders do :)


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Very nice...I was picturing a black widow while reading it...voted up


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Spiders do have hearts, yet more importantly, this poem has impact and beauty.

Randy, you and I think on parallels. I also wrote a poem with the title. 'Arachne'.

I have voted yours UP and BEAUTIFUL.

It's all beautifully written but these two sections are so masterful:

"Why does she again cast her silks

Is time no education at all

The lesson of entanglement lost"

and

"The portentous scent of this fresh body

Makes her turn recklessly"


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Again, great poem...love the metaphors.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A spider web that sometimes looses it's prey making the spider ponder.;)


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flying_fish 5 years ago from GTA

Awe-inspiringly evocative, as I've come to expect from you, Randy! In tiring flight, I find this web of yours easily strong enough to ensnare even such a fish as me! (lol, sorry... ;)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Cogerson. I almost named it that, then named it Orbspinner, then changed right before publishing. I'm a fickle girl.

Good Morning TL. I'm glad you approve. Interesting you picked two sections I fussed over trying to find just the right word choices. :)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hello Alekhouse. The world is just one big fat methaphor to me. One of the things my ex hated about me. :P

Well MA, I guess I'll have to take your word for it.

Greeting Mr. Fish. Sounds like stuff of an Indian fable! "The Spider and The Fish"


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

very creative. i hate spiders though. but i love this,

With so much to concern her

Why does she again cast her silks

Is time no education at all

The lesson of entanglement lost

too many times have i destroyed a spiders web...


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I like spiders more than I like flies so I usually leave one or two. I should hate them though as a teen twice one fell into my mouth from my ceiling while I was sleeping. Must have liked the warm air or something.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

howd you know if you were sleepping? but yea they say that happens all the time..


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Light sleeper.


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What Is Q 5 years ago from Tennessee

I like spiders, but not when they're crawling on people's faces. So that picture freaked me out. But great poem. Do you sleep with your mouth closed now? Might be a good idea.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Baby! Yea I hope I do? I grew up in a redwood house and for some reason they are very spidery.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

I brilliantly creative poem. Awesome.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks acaetnna, sometimes my metaphors are a little out there. :)


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Perhaps the black widow feels just as much pain as her victims.

You're very good at weaving A-list words like "portentous" into your poetry and making it seem natural. I need to work on that. Adios.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I'm glad you picked out that particular word :) I fussed over just the right word for ominous and yet desirable. Adios Doug.


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F. K. Isley 5 years ago from Missouri

Hi Randy,

Great!!!!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for coming by for a read FK :)


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DarkDisOrder 5 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

You have a brilliant imagination, as i tug on ur web, lol...


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Well thanks Dark. I love waking up to compliments in the morning.


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DarkDisOrder 5 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

It's funny usually i'm not about morning but here i am running into you and your welcome..

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