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Lady Arachnid

Updated on June 16, 2011
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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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    • DarkDisOrder profile image

      DarkDisOrder 7 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..

    • Randy Behavior profile image
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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

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

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      DarkDisOrder 7 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 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for coming by for a read FK :)

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      F. K. Isley 7 years ago from Missouri

      Hi Randy,

      Great!!!!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      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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      Doug Turner Jr. 7 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.

    • Randy Behavior profile image
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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

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

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      I brilliantly creative poem. Awesome.

    • Randy Behavior profile image
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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      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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      Adam 7 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 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Light sleeper.

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      Nikki Wicked 7 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 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      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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      Nikki Wicked 7 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 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      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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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      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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      flying_fish 7 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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      Mentalist acer 7 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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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Again, great poem...love the metaphors.

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      Twilight Lawns 7 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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      UltimateMovieRankings 7 years ago from Virginia

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

    • Randy Behavior profile image
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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Metaphorical spiders do :)

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      Tony DeLorger 7 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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