Friday, June 11, 2010

Big Brown Creepy Crawly

We had a big brown spider crawling on our wall
I wasn’t sure if it was poisonous, so I gave my knight a call,
“Oh, Honey, can you come see this? I think it’s really creepy.”
I was closer to feeling hypnotized than to feeling weepy.

This was the biggest, hairiest spider I had ever seen --
At about three inches across, what if it was mean?
Could it jump across the room with an aerial attack?
Would it kill me with its bite before I could fight back?

My hero stopped his work in the kitchen making salads.
His bravery in the face of this danger isn’t quite the stuff of ballads,
But he did attempt to protect our home and his lady love.
With a wad of paper towels, he approached it from above.

But the spider was too quick for him; it made a getaway.
I know that he’s hiding somewhere in our house until another day,
When I’ll be dusting the mantelpiece and out the spider will pop.
I think it’s a Huntsman spider, so my heart won’t have to stop.

I’ll attempt to catch him instead of squashing him with a shoe.
Now that I’ve had time to research his kind, it’s the least I can do.
Then I can release him to his natural forested habitat,
But he may still be in danger if he’s captured by our cat.

1 comment:

  1. I like the poem and the bravery of the KNight, but someting within me will not let me like spiders, I'm akin to Miss Muffit!

    Maybe you shoulda called the cat first!