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