Poem – The Spider Queen

My darling is in love with the Spider Queen.
I’m afraid I just can’t compare.
How could I, with her elongated limbs
and tendrils of silken black hair?
I envision her on a throne of bones,
staring out with her thousand eyes,
her tongue caressing her scarlet lips,
her hands draped on her thighs.

He tells me he loves me and I believe
but his eyes tell a different story.
They’re full of regret and longing
for her in all her arachnid glory.