The Spider

Constantly seeking approval,
the spider weaves its web.
It’s less concerned about the mosquito trapped,
the opportunity literally begging to be devoured.

The spider weaves and weaves
on a flimsy bed with a broken headrest,
a torn mattress, and a grimy bedspread.

The spider wants its web to look great
the spider wants a hallelujah
the spider thinks it’s Jehovah Jireh
can you say, ‘Please! Fucking see straight!’

But the spider won’t listen anyway,
it’s waiting for a non-existent cameraman and
constantly seeking approval
the spider will keep weaving its web.

© Nitin Lalit Murali (2018)

You’ll find more of Nitin’s work at Fighting the dying light

5 Comments Add yours

  1. kaddietucker says:

    I’ve met some of those spiders…in human form.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nitin says:

      Haha. I think we all have. Thank you Kaddie.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I pity that poor mosquito.

    Liked by 1 person

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