the fastening points

I looked out the kitchen window this morning, put my hand on the sill to steady myself. My heart beat quickly as I slipped silently outside, moving shyly.

spider webs in april

spider webs in april

The sun lit the strands stretching to anchor the webs—I have begun looking for the fastening points, the fancy work at the edges,

spider web in april

the taut lines apart from a web proper.

spider web in april

spider web in april

Against the deep blue, the whole web starts to shimmer and tries on one color after another,

spider web in april

and small, new points dot the inner, the outer, and above on this day celebrating the Earth…

spider web in april

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