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LONE WOLF IN THE RAIN FOREST

a wolf spider guards the mail box
above the shallow place where rain collects
we who rush for news of the world
feel blessed by these last rain free days
the spider waits for some morsel of food
we rush for what news keeps us
hanging on for dear life

LONE WOLF IN THE RAIN FOREST

a wolf spider guards the mail box
above the shallow place where rain collects
we who rush for news of the world
feel blessed by these last rain free days
the spider waits for some morsel of food
we rush for what news keeps us
hanging on for dear life

Colleen J. McElroy  80, Seattle

 
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