Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Common Spider

A common spider
unearthed by my hoe
hauled an awkward
globe of eggs
to a ventral point
on her abdomen. 
She shifted 
no farther 
than a foot away
so not to risk
losing her life’s 
requisite burden. 
Though she stayed 
over an hour 
I noticed
no change. 
Inside the globe
I imagined
egg after egg
each to many
while mother released 
what remained
of her load.

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