Sunday, January 20, 2013

The spider's Worm


B'H

Gut wrenching coils
worm from spider
its abdomen
trembling sinks inward
Eight hairy legs
spasmodically lift
wavering and flailing.
its tiny jaws gasp
to reveal dying eyes
tortured
with a thirst for life
but death has been waiting
for sometime now
neatly coiling itself
around vital organs
waiting for that moment
of timed exit
to discard the spider
to its fate after
snacking on its gonads
intestinal juices, then it removes

itself just as one would
a shoe that pinched toes
So the story goes
on and the spider dies.
The worm wiggles on
Searching for another hostage
or unwilling host.

5 comments:

squirrelle said...

The Worm, the Spider and the Coffee Cup.

Ilana Leeds said...

B"H
Yes, I read that too. It looks a lot bigger than the spider worm we saw come out of a little house spider. I felt enormous pity for the spider. Normally I do not feel pity, but fear when I sight spiders. It was actually quite disgusting watching the worm writhe out of the poor thing

Ilana Leeds said...

B"h
Then I did some research and this was one of the articles I read on this sort of thing. Good for a short story idea, isn't it?

squirrelle said...

Nature is fascinating.  Check out these other truly remarkable examples of parasitic control in the animal kingdom: The wasp that walks cockroaches, 'Zombie ants' controlled by parasitic fungus for 48m years and similarly Parasites brainwash grasshoppers into death dive.

Ilana Leeds said...

B'H
Many thanks for the links. At present researching some things on goat milk products and what to do with the milk from my Nubian mix goat and wondering whether my Boer goat is simply a fat greedy pig in disguise or about to have kids. Plus trying to get into some Jewish Multimedia Library talks and teaching my son doing some holiday activities with him. He loves all this stuff and I might make it a lesson for him where we talk and write about this stuff.
he found the spider and later told me about the worm event happening under the glass. It looks so repulsive.