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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

in the shelter of the covered bridge – through a spider’s web

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April 4, 2015 ‘web’ Jane Tims





after the rain,

says the spider,

I am purveyor of worlds


peer through my web

800 raindrops

inverse images


each a replica

of roof, walls and passageway

joists and beams


loops of lenses

strands of crossing

binocular bracelets


built a web to catch

the rain? I don’t think so

but insects never came to call


so I am content

with captured

covered bridges


swimmers, girls gone fishing

and the occasional




Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

April 6, 2015 at 7:04 am

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