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Baby spider, no bigger

than a pinhead

snuggles next to the sink

for three days,

sustained by dust motes

and a sip of water

from a speck of mist


until this morning

when she fluffs him

into a tissue

and he rides willingly

through the house

and out the back door

to the garden, and then


as if knowing,

he drops down

into the leaves

of the orange Calendulas

which have just begun

to bloom.



(c) 2019  Betty Hayes Albright


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(a children’s poem)


Daddy long-legs

on the ceiling,

can you know

how I’ve been feeling

as you lurk

above my head

while I lie

tucked in my bed?

Just keep in mind

my policy:

don’t spin

in my proximity!

Stay overhead

and you can be

guardian watching

over me.


© 2014 Betty Hayes Albright


Photo 10-8-2014 – apologies for the blurry photo again.

This little guy has been above the bed for a month now. Might have to name him.

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Spider, spin your web

threads of raindrops in the sun

you have captured me.


(c) 2013  Betty Hayes Albright

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Spider (Photo credit: sez9)


After wind and rain

Spider eats his wet, torn web

then just spins anew.


(c) 2012 Betty Hayes Albright

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