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Poetry: Novelty

I Spoke to a Spider Today

I spoke to a spider today,
After watching her quietly sit
And I noticed that she also watched
Though she had not a word to remit.

She had eight quite intelligent eyes
Of which four were directed at me.
Her attention divided like this,
She yet listened considerately.

I admit she knew not what I meant
But that something was common is clear
And it's sad that my people and hers
Look upon each the other with fear.

Ross Olson

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