ARTEMISIA – ABSINTHIUM
The red spiders with long legs
Do not fear her
As they make their way around the worm wood
Knowing this is home.
From foraging into damp shade
They come with tender spider joy
Happy to be safe.
Knowing if they trespass
Her milky white wrists
They will be met
With only laughter
poem originally published by Lapwing Press, Belfast in the book Searches For Magic by PD Lyons 2001
photo by pd lyons of a poster in the Casa Bacchus Wines Litchfield Connecticut
a most excellent place to explore and indulge in