by Linda Fuller
Feeding spiders is the worst
I can attest, though not well-versed
in this endeavor - jumped headfirst
but I won’t say I was coerced.
Feeding spiders is the best
and lends to life a certain zest
as they devour every pest
that dares to venture near their nest.
Feeding spiders is humdrum
but to this task I did succumb
and now they thrive with every crumb
of bug: I’ve got a “spider thumb”.
Author's Note: I've been taking care of a false widow spider for approximately 3-1/2 years. Of late, I've been feeding several spiderlings in my kitchen with flightless fruit flies purchased from Petco. Sometimes, as one ages, one's mind goes...
Posted on 09/03/2013
Copyright © 2022 Linda Fuller
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Jim Benz on 09/03/13 at 09:10 PM|
I'm afraid that when I feed spiders ... it's usually to my vacuum! But only once or twice a year--the rest of the time they fascinate me.
|Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/04/13 at 02:19 AM|
A "spider thumb" is too clever. This was fun from start to finish, Linda.
|Posted by Glenn Currier on 09/13/13 at 01:32 AM|
Fun poem and I leaned a lot too.
He knew what a spider mom
had to do
to feed and save
her many legged babe.
|Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 09/19/13 at 10:59 PM|
LOL! This is cute Linda. Having had both a life long dread and fascination with those eight legged neighbors of ours, I enjoyed this very much. :)
|Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 09/27/13 at 12:15 PM|
Linda. there is so much to love beyond the content, the rhythm and rhyme, is simply spot on. This ode merits at least two spider's thumbs up.
|Posted by George Hoerner on 06/24/17 at 06:01 PM|
Ah lady, one of the joys of aging is doing as you wish and watching everyone else shake their head!!
Nice write. g
|Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/10/19 at 02:17 AM|
This is so much fun! Thanks, Linda, and congrats on POTD!
|Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/10/19 at 11:04 PM|
Great to read this again Linda. Congrats on POTD!