Rosh Hodesh Spiders

by Samuel De Lemos


Look at the moon
Do you see a sliver of bright?
If you do then,
will we see the spiders come
out at night?

Cobwebs, tiny fibers so
silky and white on
green blades of grass.
Barely visible
come first light.

Their little webs
are spread like
a blanket just right.

We call ’em Rosh Hodesh
Spiders, because
they observe the
festivals and New Moons.

They live in little
holes in the
warmth of the Earth.

I’ve yet to see the tiny
creatures. It’s always
the next day
when I see their
spidery dunes.