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spider web

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My writing group has been sharing writing prompts in this time of isolation.

The most recent prompt was ‘spider web.’

Took me an hour to find a spider photo since I am spider-averse.



spider web


web enlarges spider

her domain, her coefficient of creep

extends her occupation of space


trap for unwary

blue-bottle flies

beetles on the wing

and gnats, nattering


all of the cobwebs

I have brushed from my face

would not weigh a gram

but they take up

a fair chunk

of brainscape


just as the spider

is sensitive to vibration

my skin notices

the sub-threshold of touch

the tiniest occupant

of my domain




All my best,


Written by jane tims

March 23, 2020 at 5:39 pm

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