Spring Dread

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

The misery,
the dread,
knowing the bugs are coming
and some will have eight legs.

They’ll laugh,
they’ll jest,
winking too many eyes
and building steel webs.

So callous,
so twisted,
relishing their spinning
and the phobia they spread.

©April 2016, Christina Anne Hawthorne

5 Replies to “Spring Dread”

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  2. Bugs. Ugh, I don’t like bugs. I tolerate spiders but that’s just about as far as I go with bugs. I suppose being a bug-scientist was never my calling… 😀

    • Strange thing is, spiders fascinate me. I’ll read about them, so long as there aren’t pictures. If I come across a picture of one unexpectedly my reaction is the same as if someone threw a real one at me. Can’t breathe. Racing pulse. Chills. Guess that leaves me out of the bug business, too. 😀

  3. Christina I have a love/hate of spiders. I love their webs and watching them in my garden. When they cross the boundaries and come inside its war! But they have the kids and my husband on their side. Spiders get a safety pass and are taken outside. Since living where I live I am trying to live along side them in peace. Its not easy and every now and again when my phobia takes over…..one cops the spray and I get in trouble from the kids. Giggled at the poem although I do understand.

    • I’m terrified of them. A full-fledged phobia. BUT, they’re fascinating and I’ll go out of my way to read about them as long as there aren’t pictures. They’re a vital part of nature and I accept that. They just have to accept they aren’t allowed to live with me. 🙂

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