Our 41st Year
Our 41st Year

Spider Lies

Spider Lies
ISBN: 097252780X | 978-0972527804
124 pages
Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches

Spider Lies is Astor’s second collection of poetry. The first, Dame, was published by The University of Georgia Press in 1980. For over twenty years, Astor has worked fulltime as a teacher of poetry in the public schools.

Spider Lies

the tiny white ones
hanging by their slender threads
almost invisible
almost impossible to catch
they could be anywhere

the bulbous clumsy ones, grey-black
that try to hide in cracks
too narrow to contain them
or dangle in midair
obscene and undeniable

the quick thick ones that scuttle
and the stilted ones that pose
those that are lethal

the ones so intricate in their design
that they intrigue
the ones so beautiful
so perfectly strange
they cannot be believed

Copyright © 2003 by Susan Astor