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Poetry: Black Spider on a Rose Stem

Out of the Sandbox

By Wade Prescott

Black Spider on a rose stem

Spider spins its threads

Yellow streaks on its back like lightning

Rose red and beautiful

Pungent reminds of what we desire in a woman.

Thorns are sharp, the spider is black poison.

The rose draws us in

Petals with their delicate flavor.

To grasp the stem will be pain and death

To admire and drink in the fragrance and the beauty of the folds

is life.

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