Thursday, September 20, 2007

Spider Lies

They are my friends.
They're all I've got.
I have a home,
A place to sleep
because of them.

Spinning, strand by strand
fortifying my home, my safety net.
they've done it all for me.

they're busy at work
I sit and watch, and suddenly
my arms and legs
are bound.
I've been tricked.

I've made a mistake.
The spiders have me.
This web, this home,
Is my prison.


Manisha said...

Yikes... creepy. But effectively so.

Just one suggestion: when the narrator says "I sit and watch", where exactly is he sitting? If he is inside the web, I recommend mentioning that, just to avoid confusion.

The last stanza offers a nice contrast with the first.