Poetry Friday is at Teaching Authors. Thanks, Joanne
Ode to the Opiliones
For years you inhabited my shower
I watched your nimble long legs
stay away from the water.
I listened for your grumbles
about the amount of steam
or your warnings to your babies.
You remained silent.
The grandgirls weren’t thrilled
to share the shower with arachnids
but we managed
a peaceful coexistence.
if you are still allowed
to take up residency.
©2017, jone rush macculloch
Photo by Christy Peterson
Backstory: We had a family of Daddy Longlegs that lived in the shower of our former house. They didn’t bother my husband or myself so we allowed them to stay. They did sort of gross out the grandgirls.