Just above the deadly nightshade
Three long spider threads float.
Each one, anchored on a nearby tree branch,
Has been abandoned by it’s industrious creator
For something Other.
Yet, they celebrate their uselessness
In the most regal way possible;
Waving their soft, silken arms in the breeze,
They send undulating shimmers of light
All the way out through the ends of their fingertips.
Hello and goodbye, hello and goodbye all at once,
Flowing with acceptance of the Cycles of Life.
Kelly Price is an artist in Sandpoint, Idaho