Sunday, August 29, 2010


Poetry Is a Dumb-Ass Spider

Lynda's essay that originally appeared in the July/August 2010 issue of Poetry can be ready online!

Poetry Is a Dumb-Ass Spider
A cartoonist in the house of dust.

Chicago hotel room, September 2009, fourteenth floor. Hungover and awake too early because of strong sun, at the window pulling down the shade, I see a spiderweb bigger than a dinner plate on the other side of the glass.

I think, Why there? You dumb-ass spider. What are your chances? How many bugs are flying around downtown at 140 feet? Why build your web almost flat against the glass when it reduces your capture area by half?


Read the rest of the article at Poetry Foundation.


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