Spiders of the Universe | Mona Mehas

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Green spiders across the universe
Spin their webs to catch their dinner

Any stray space insectoid
Or leftovers tossed from flying ships

A black stallion gallops through
He snags his hoof, bows his head

The web stretches to entangle him
The steed snorts, his nostrils flare

Spiders chew their web, set him free
Grateful, the horse floats back to Earth.

Mona Mehas (she/her) writes about growing up poor, accumulating grief, and climate change. A retired, disabled teacher in Indiana, USA, she’s at her laptop. Follow on everywhere on linktr.ee/monaiv.

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