The Simple Spider

Have pity on the simple spider
Who was once leader of the universe
Weaving his web-world with
Domination and threat and
Obedience or else.
I was once a spider husband
Abandoned my thousands of offspring
To finish off the last wild world…
Your Earth.
And having found this white blue life
And the fresh thought-air, I ran away
From home.
And spiked their travel-juice




By Iseult Healy