With Summer

from the get-go today
there were no clouds

a slight wind and the
sun was strong all day

if it weren’t for the
heater kicking on you

would think it was
still summer well it

looks like it but I had
to wear a coat to go

out to check the mail
I told myself I was

warm enough but they
say tonight will be the

first freeze of winter

I pray all the pestilence
on our planet will perish

with summer

Spider Song

a spider cast its web from
the tree like a net floating
on the air

it stuck to the fence
some on the pole and
some on the shed

a single strand seemed to
rappel silently from the
fence to the ground

the two sisters bonded
through singing inside
unaware that the spider

was climbing back up to
fence singing of triumph
a familiar spider song