My Long Legged Friend


I have a little spider who lives among my tools

With long gangly legs she maneuvers her web

Like a giant robot in a factory assembly line

She weaves fine strands to catch unsuspecting fools


Some unsuspecting fly or a gnat gets entangled

She wraps her dinner for later in the day

As quick as a flash her reactions far reaching

As flies and bugs get injected and strangled


Her web of fine silk is thinner than your hair

A predesigned pattern programmed in her

Every strand exactly placed perfectly aligned

So thin it blends in you cannot even tell it’s there


When I come by and rattle my tools

She scurries to the top to hang on her foundation

Knowing one movement can ruin her day

Making her start over catching unsuspecting fools


Photos: Dwight L. Roth


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