Spider Relocation Project – Casualties to Date: 1

There was bound to be a casualty sooner or later. Spider relocation is risky business. I didn’t mean to do it, but I wasn’t exactly looking out for the little guys as I caulked the room. I was just caulking along and ZOOP, accidentally caulked a spider into a crack. Egad! Condolences to the wee beast’s family and a tribute – an oldie but a goodie from my chapbook Her Red Book. Days After the Spider was Dead She knew that time of year when trees invent new colors and the sunset from a pacific Northwest train is an angelic hole in an otherwise clouded sky She’d been waiting for some appropriate memorial for the dead spider Big-as-Your-Hand leg span tennis-shoed into a basement carpet as 40-year-old schoolboys revisit songs they’d written...