Dogs 2012

SPIDER TENDER
(9/18/12)


it
amazes
me

it really
does

this
miniscule
insect
somehow
constructing
a web
in a restroom
corner

then
managing
to capture
and kill
much larger
floor denizens
on which
to feed

all
the while
eluding
the janitor's
broom

the
problem lies
in the accumulation
of tiny corpses
dust
and lint

eventually
the collection
will attract
enough attention
to warrant
a cleaning

so as
I sit
on the toilet
I will carefully
lean over
and slide a finger
into the miniature
death trap

extract
a little body
or dust bunny
trying not to disturb
the delicate
construct

my friend
will retreat
toward the wall
but return
quickly
once my digit
is removed

then begin
to busily
maintain
its home
returning order
or repairing
any damage
that I may
have caused

I wonder
if anyone else
even sees
all of this
as they perch
upon this
poop stool

possibly consider
wiping away
this mini
diorama
of drama

hopefully
not

I would
like
to think
that I
am the only
one
crazy enough
to care