It’s an animal, a predator, hidden and smart
It’s scary, strange and to catch it is hard.
It has legs, but no feelers, no fur and no wings
It envelops prey, it bites and sometimes stings.
It has no tongue and doesn’t have teeth
But it has pincers and poison underneath.
You find it in forests, in basements in corners around
It does scare you sometimes, but not with sound.
Superstition says seeing it in the morning makes the day bad
But meeting it at night should make you feel glad.
Some of them are useful, and some are dangerous to see
depending where you live, you better flee.
Some are as tiny as dust you don’t know they are there.
But some others are huge, these are the ones that scare.
Some live in holes and await there their prey
Some others build webs, where they lurk and sway.
But no matter what kind you meet, just please take care
You can see them all over, no matter where!
As for me, seeing one means holding my breath
No matter how small each one scares me to death!
I am pretty strong, I’m as well quite tough
But seeing one of these to me is enormously rough.
My heart pumps fast, sweat drops and my eyes get wider
Seeing me like this tells you clearly: I’ve seen a spider…
(Copyright: June 2016, Aurora Jean Alexander)