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Essential work, Diana!
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When I walk through the woods

snapping spider silk with my face,                                                        

I puzzle the tiny tightrope walkers,

not weaving in safe places, but bridging 

pine to pine, the way certain high wire artists

span skyscrapers because their father and forefathers

balanced in the old country, then here,

in latex and spangles—on a bicycle supporting

 two brothers holding a pole that supports a daughter

who supports her daughter standing on her head. 

You know the act. For other families, 

it’s Harvard, or heroin, so forest spiders;

how wondrous, the how, the why,

snapping spider silk with my face.