Can Arachnids Worry?

A finger caught in a web,
Just gently pulsing,

A simple throb;

At the arch of the door
The spider surveys,

Curious but unsure,

It scuttles then wavers,
Retreats then hesitates,

This hasn’t happened before,
Can arachnids worry?

The next motion is a shudder
And he’s spinning towards the floor,

There’s flinch and a yelp,

Every silky strand snaps,
The hallway’s a blur,

A week’s work collapses
Into nothing but fluff.

Can arachnids feel despondent?

It must be tough in all that gloom.

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