She stretched her web
between the branches
of two giant Russian Sages
next to the fish pond
at the corner of the porch.
And as I stepped carefully
between flowering branches
I saw her,
shining in the morning sun,
her web aglow too.
A small moth
was trapped in the web
and in an instant
spider wrapped it in a bundle of silk,
to save for a later meal.
I love this neighborhood.

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