Lunch on the Porch

Even with its eight eyes,
the jumping spider
can’t see the whole
cushioned chair.

It’s smaller than the
crumbs collecting on
my plate, but when
it jumps toward me,

I move out of its way;
I give it the whole
cushioned chair.

Martha Christina lives in Bristol, RI. She is a frequent contributor to Red Eft Review, and her work has also appeared in earlier issues of Star 82 Review, Crab Orchard Review, and the Tiny Seed Pollinator Project, among others.

See more of her work in 11.3 and 11.1 and 10.4 and 10.4 and 10.4 and 10.4 and 10.1 and 9.4 and and 9.3 and 9.3 and 9.2 and 9.2 and 8.2 and 8.2 and 7.4 and 7.3 and 7.2 and 6.3 and 6.3 again

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