The Black Widow Spider poem and painting by Douglas Florian

The Black Widow Spider

I am a widow-
I always wear black,
From my eight dainty legs
To my shiny round back.
Do not disturb me.
My fangs carry venom.
I am a widow-
I don't wear denim.

-Douglas Florian
from Insectlopedia
Copyright 1998

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