About an hour ago I went outside to check on the spider waiting at the center of her/his web. The web is suspended between the hanging red impatiens and the peach begonias. As soon as I opened the entryway door, the spider raced under the rim of the flower pot and hid. I stood there until she/he emerged and returned to the web's center. I wasn't sure if the picture would turn out in the dark, but the flash illuminated the web's intricate silvery pattern and the bristly legs of the spider. Patience.
I'm the author of Stirring the Mirror (2007) and Teaching Bones to Fly (2003), both from Bitter Oleander Press, and Domestic Weather (2004), winner of the 2003 Uccelli Press Chapbook Contest. My writing is anthologized in No Boundaries: Prose Poems by 24 American Poets, PP/FF: An Anthology, Graphic Poetry, Riverine: An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers, and elsewhere. Additional author information and links to online work are in the sidebar. I'm also a visual artist. Except where otherwise noted, all art and photos are my work and may not be used without permission.