9. Spiders! (I only think of Whitman (as below) and Frost (Design) when I think of spiders)

9. A Noiseless, Impatient Spider

(apologies to Mr. Whitman)


some spiders fling their filaments

and do not catch the other wall

poor spider thinks maybe I didn’t need

to get to the other side

or (more often) thinks

maybe I’m just not good enough to get to the other

thinks the other didn’t want

me                         (some spiders are whiners)

thinks I cannot make

a bridge to fucking anything

not all spiders know

what Walt Whitman was talking about

and (face it) Walt wouldn’t know them, either



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