Photography by Megan Smith

By Maggie O’Neill

Drops of dew
As if lit from within
Sit on fragile, gossamer threads
Reflecting light
Spun into a pattern of beauty
Between branches under Barnegat’s beam
A labyrinth of perfection
Web of precision
Magnificent design
Brushes up against my arm
As I walk by
Unaware of the splendid mosaic
Silver net of awe
Master builder of the universe
Spider wonder

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