Spiders eating each other in a jar
I saw one, a Pholcus phalandgioides
the Daddy Long Legs spider
Eat a Crane Fly, THE Daddy Long Legs
It was a warm autumn evening.
Fluttering, where wall met ceiling, caught my ear
The spider's small round body, an impossibly small pea-sized pea size
determinedly consuming its larger prey
The crane fly's slow-motion crumpling
joint by joint, papery wing by papery wing
flutter, flutte, flutt, flut, flu, fl, f
It took a while.
To be honest, I was shocked.
Spiders eating each other in a jar.
n.b. NaPoWriMo 2023 continues, but the Earth spins on. I was interested to read of an incident in Moscow, a pro-war blogger assassinated.
The spiders reference came from a comment by Mykhailo Podolyak, an official in Kyiv, when asked for his thoughts on the restaurant bomb. Even in war, poetry.
Vivid! The spider as a metaphor works well in this context
Thank you. I take no credit for originating the metaphor. 🙏
Love the imagery here, Chris–and good to see you. Yes, even in war, poetry. This is when it’s needed the most.
Romana! Thank you. Great to hear from you. I appreciate your comments, as ever. 🙏