Those of us of a certain age
went to school with a
‘daddy long legs’
some tall, gangly, dude we
assumed would be great at
basketball, hanging stars
on Christmas trees

had I been married to a
‘black widow’
I would not be here to
wax poetic strands

even so, it is a tangled web
the world has woven
around spindly creatures
with an affinity for
waterspouts, dark corners

though to their credit
they were doing world wide webs
before the web was cool.

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2017

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