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Spider Poem Written By Ben Brinkburn Jan 2013

Spider Poem Written By Ben Brinkburn Jan 2013

Spider Poem

Spider Poem Written By Ben Brinkburn Jan 2013

Spider Poem Written By Ben Brinkburn Jan 2013

I have a spider in my drawer
in my cutlery drawer
and it’s cool
I like spiders
clean
like cats and
as bloody difficult.

It’s been there three days now-
scuttling about.
And I’ve tried to rescue it;
it’s obviously forgotten about
the way it got in.
But hell, can I help?
No chance.

I try a knife. Metal.
Doesn’t like metal.
No way
I try my finger
tender exploration
hesitation
then it pulls back.

‘Hell!’ I curse, ‘I’m trying to help you!’

Then it scuttles down towards
the spoon section.

Idea

I try a spoon

Still doesn’t like metal

I’m in despair

This cannot go on

but the little bugger needs at least
a fighting chance.

There’s some string in the drawer.
So I tug it out and the spider tentatively
feels it- backs away a little-
then feels it again.

I give it time.
I sense but do not know (exactly)
That spider time
may be different
from mine.

So I hang in there, wait.
And the spider climbs aboard
but I do not know for how long,
how long this will be for.

So I quickly put the spider on the floor.

And off it runs. Along the kitchen length,
under the door.
To who knows where.

But, good luck, I say.

Bloody good luck.

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