Sunday, August 7, 2011


In an early morning drizzle, the spiderweb
catches globules of rain on its fragile net.
Like a lost handkerchief blown off the grass,
the gossamer threads cover a bald patch
which could use the raindrops in this heat.
Like an accidental safety net, it holds rain
that could have fallen on scorched ground.
But that is not our call, is it? Random rain
falls where it could spawn floods to drown
hungry children or rot unsprouted grain.
Where are those safety nets when you need
them? Who maps their use like spiderwebs?

—Albert B. Casuga

Prompt: Thin fog. A spiderweb spread like a handkerchief a few inches above the ground has a large collection of raindrops, each of them perfect. --- Dave Bonta, The Morning Porch, 08-07-11

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