Do Spiders Play Chess?

It’s still there
Each morning
In a different
Corner of the ceiling,
Lounging about,
Hanging on.
Sleeping,
Maybe.

Where does it go
At night?
What does it do
In the quiet darkness
While I sleep?
Is each move
Part of a game
Of chess
On the ceiling?

It has not
Entered my dreams.
Yet.

spider

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3 Comments on “Do Spiders Play Chess?”


  1. Creepy! But, very well done. I do think they scare us for fun 🙂

  2. Thomas Davis Says:

    What a great, funny poem. Spiders are great creatures, and though, at least in our country, some can be deadly or, at the very least, make you seriously ill, I still see them as creators, weaving their webs and the universe. Maybe playing chess!


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