ODE TO A SPIDER

Spider weaving a silken web

The dew shining on your home

An errant insect is sure to roam

Into your clever trap.

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Spider, why do they fear you?

Little architect, linger for a while

You have walked many a mile

Searching for safety.

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Spider, this is an ode to you

Settle down on my windowsill

Weave and spin your home until

You have a palace.