Saturday, May 11, 2013

Disturbing the Spiders – v2

For a few moments, aware,
on the side of the house
the main thing I was doing
wasn’t painting, not even scraping.

I was disturbing the spiders,
big fat spiders, the residents
of the wall, over the aged, peeling paint

They hovered expectantly waiting for prey
protecting their egg sacks, their children,
and I was the intruder into their world,
not the other way around.

Edited May 6, 2013
“Disturbing the Spiders – v2”
August 6, 2007 22:40
“Disturbing the Spiders”
Our mission trip,
from Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH and from First United Methodist Church,
Hudson, MA to Jacksonville and Machias, ME
to the Down East Maine Mission,
Jacksonville United Methodist Campground,
East Machias, ME

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