Spider’s web

I didn’t intend to disturb
the spider’s web as it twinkled
in the last of the evening light.
I was mesmerized by the soft knell

of the wind chimes announcing
the end of another day, the dirge
distracting me from the poor arachnid’s
impressive work. What remains seems

inadequate, or at least insufficient,
to capture dinner, and I wonder
if the spider will eat tonight
or begin work on another web,

empty stomach cursing the giant
thoughtless storm who lacked
the sense to walk around the glinting
piece of art now disappearing underfoot.

© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott


Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

25 thoughts on “Spider’s web

  1. Very neat image, Phillip. Like you I wonder if they get frustrated when the elements lay waste to their carefully designed webs. They probably don’t have time for frustration. One thing they do have is faith that something they can eat will get caught in time to continue living.

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  2. With hundreds of flowers all over my yard, I am constantly amazed when it comes time to post photos that each one usually contians at least one strand of spider web. Hopefully the web you destroyed was already abandoned.

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  3. I do admire their intricate woven webs but, I had one on my deck growing larger and larger and the spider was rather creepy. Their bite can make one rather ill. I had to remove it when nothing was in it. Hopefully , it will find a new place to weave its magic.

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  4. Nicely written my friend. They do look so beautiful in the sun. The garden spider in NC are very large and has bright yellow. For some reason it seems like I notice them only after a rain. ❤️🤗🦋


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