An elusive spider quickly spins a
velvety soft jeweled web of silk.
Spinning a never beginning never ending
maze of pathways, the spider works
silently building it's deadly web.
Calmly, quietly, swiftly it descends
soft as a warm summer breeze.
Enveloping all it touches.
Winter chills bring a warning of
empty days, and numbing nights.
The web drops swiftly bringing
one into darkness, a
smooth slide into death.
Blank eyes are following unknown ways
seeking to end the nightmare.
A voice cries endlessly in prayer
hearing only a cacophony of sounds
that splinters the jeweled web.
Slowly the false jewels fall away.
Remnants of the jeweled web slowly die
and a golden life begins again.
Elusive spider forever spinning
quietly waits for another.
Lea is Poetry Editor for Moondance.
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