Post 268: bright green lizard, big black spider

by Carol Bass

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green lizard and black spider

there it sat, near the eave of the roof
for days, it seemed
but then, the black thing started moving, slowly
it wasn’t a blob of mold after all
but a large, furry spider
frightened for its life

a long green lizard approached
with threatening bodily curves

the spider traveled in and out of the shadows on the siding
heading for shelter underneath the window trim

for me, a quiet morning with bird song
sun crawling over gold marsh grass
fishermen in the creek
young male cardinals
hogging the feeder
my breakfast of coffee and honeydew
Old Woody, just sleeping
I understand living with song

but the furry spider’s horror
I felt the black fiery hell of it all

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