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Saturday, 27 February 2016

THE SQUATTER

The squatter you never knew you had
in your spare room
is watching with indifferent eyes

from the shadows at three in the morning.
He hasn't the capacity
to feel for your suffering:

that glittering
of falling teardrops

that he will never experience,
being so ruthless a predator
without a shred of humanity.

The killer instinct is all-absorbing -
you are instantly forgotten
as Kamikaze fly

dives into sticky triangle
of house spider web...



36 comments:

  1. How wonderfully you compose your delightful and talented writings, my dear friend. I love the creepy photo and the webbing on the fingers...nice touch :)

    Lots of Love and Many, Many Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Oh thank you, dearest Jan...you are so kind!
      I took this photo of the spider on Austin's hand when he was rescuing me last last year...I would never have dared to go anywhere near a spider, let alone pick one up!
      In spite of my intense fear of them, I do find them fascinating...and would never dream of hurting one.:)

      Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  2. I delight in your poem and shudder a bit at the photo (slightly arachnophobic). I catch them with a cup and card and release them undamaged into the wild. They're so beautiful.

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    1. I too capture them and let them go, unless I decide to let be.

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    2. Only "slightly arachnophobic"?? I am full-blown!!
      I do find them beautiful too, and would never dream of hurting them...there is just this overwhelming, irrational fear.
      Many thanks, Geo.:)

      Bravo, Lon...too many people kill spiders out of either revulsion or fear...and that is really sad.
      I could never do that.

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  3. Yes, creepy crawly good Ygraine. that is some big spider. I bet even Mr. Cheddar would take a step back from that one. Teeheee...

    Hugs and Happy Weekend, G

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    1. Wish I knew why they scare me so much. I'd love to be able to pick one up like that...but I just can't do it.
      Maybe I'll try hypnosis...would certainly improve my life. Every autumn I live in utter terror! lol

      Many thanks, Geraldine!

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

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  5. Enjoyed. Has me looking at the webs in the corners of my studio☺

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    1. Thank you, Anthony!:)
      If I possessed your artistic talent, I would sketch the recurring nightmare I keep having in which I am caught in a giant web. I feel a vibration, then this gigantic spider approaches...fortunately, I always wake at that point...
      Yes, definitely need hypnosis! lol

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  6. Anxiety in the middle of the night... Great!

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    1. Many thanks, Riitta...so happy you enjoyed...:)

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  7. Am not afraid of spiders ... except when a Black Widow bit me coming back from Cuba ... that was a bit scary ... cuz I could not breathe 4 about 24 hours ... otherwise ... bring it on ... smiles ... Love, cat

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    1. WOW...you are one brave Cat!! *smiles*
      And to be bitten by a Black Widow...and survive to tell the tale...double WOW!!!
      Really amazing...:)

      Big hugs xoxoxo

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  8. That's such a beautiful spider, reminds me of the one I captured and let go, except the one I set free one summer morning was about twice that size and completely black.

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    1. We have those really big ones in the house here too sometimes, mainly in August and September when they emerge from the shadows in search of a mate. I was sitting and watching TV one evening, just minding my own business, when a spider as big as the palm of my hand ran across the floor.
      I was frozen with fear! Such a coward!! lol ;)

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  9. I don't want him watching me! LOL! Love your words! Great picture! Hugs!

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    1. I know the feeling well!! lol
      I always feel their presence before I actually see them!
      So happy you liked this.:)

      I was really sad to hear about your friend.:(
      Am sending lots of Love & Healing Hugs xoxoxo

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    2. Thank you for your kind words! She was a part of our artistic community! She will be truly missed by many!!! Big Hugs!

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    3. So sad to lose a friend...I know how it feels.
      Am thinking of you.

      Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  10. beautiful and insightful as always. Spiders in the desert are often feared. Tarantulas are not poisonous and make great companions. I had one in my back yard for several years.

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    1. Thank you so much.:)
      In spite of my fear, I do find Tarantulas really beautiful. I love to watch them, but still couldn't bear to touch one or have it crawl on my hand.
      This is one fear I would like to someday overcome...

      Have a Great day! :)

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  11. In the house i used to live spiders lived in every corner, never bothered me, but once a squishy thing like a transparent blob ran across the room, and I remember thinking oh gosh looked like something that had just been birthed, I was more afraid for my cats... I love what you wrote delish...sweat drops down my back, always sweet Ygraine, always....take care darlin' xoxoxo

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    1. Oh don't!!
      Black hairy ones and spindly hunting ones are scary enough...but "squishy blob" ones?
      OMG...I'd never sleep again in the house! LOL
      Arachnophobia is the bane of my life!!!

      So glad you enjoyed...and many thanks, Sweetie.:))

      Lots of Love xoxoxo

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  12. Boa tarde, dizem que as aranhas trazem sorte, certo é que elas fazem muita falta ao equilíbrio do planeta, significa que também beneficiamos da importância delas.
    AG

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    1. Gosh, yes, would be a strange world without them, wouldn't it?
      Can't imagine why they scare me so much...:/

      Many thanks, AG!

      A Hug :)

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  13. ohhh love the poem but that squatter, yikes.

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    1. Haha...my sentiments precisely!;)
      So happy you liked the poem though...
      Thank you so much.:))

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    1. Many thanks:)

      Have a Fabulous Weekend!

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  15. dark hallway
    stepped into a spider web
    face first

    __Ughhhh. A spider senryu_! Smiles, "Y". _m

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    1. Really scary image comes to mind, Doug...anything but face first!! lol

      Have a Brilliant Weekend! :))

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  16. You weave a spiderweb-like beautiful poem out of ordinary things. Loved this one. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Oh you are so kind, CiL...thank you so much! :)

      Greetings from Hampshire.:))

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  17. Ooh, love this one, amazing photo, brave man! I don't trust them at all but they are intriguing creatures and I love watching them, Charlotte's Web was a great help :D

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    1. I loved Charlotte's Web too...didn't help with my fear though! lol
      Thank you so much, Rose...so glad you liked this.:))

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