Standoff in the Shower
I see him
he sees me
at least I think he see me
or he feels me there
with his spider senses
it’s him versus me
right here in the shower
I’ve turned the water on
it’s far too hot and
burning my legs but
if I move he’ll bolt
he’ll get away through
the gap between the
wall and the curtain
I can’t move
it’s a standoff
only one thing is sure:
one of us isn’t coming
out of here alive
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Posted on February 3, 2016, in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged DoubleU, John White, Poetry, Standoff in the Shower. Bookmark the permalink. 109 Comments.
Poor chap…….Was he a monster, John? 😉
Thanks, Bushka! 🙂 He wasn’t too big but spiders just aren’t my thing so one of us had to go. 😉
Ah! I guessed as much… 😉
Lol! If it was me, there would be much freaking out. I hate to be trapped in the shower with a spider!!
Thank you! 🙂 There was some freaking freaking out involved and a few bottles of shampoo being knocked around for a bit. 😉
I bet! Damn spiders, thinking they are welcome to shower with us humans. 😉
And it’s never pretty when they decide to invade a space just big enough for one of us. 😉
Definitely not! But it’s only after my spider killing mission is done, that I laugh about how ridiculous I must have looked. 😀
It can make us do crazy things and look crazy. It’s a lot like being buzzed by a bee and we’re swatting it away but from a distance no one can see the bee only the crazy swatting and jumping around that we’re doing. 😉
“Spider senses” – I took this to be a hube (human being), not literally a spider. It seemed all very sexy+creepy until the last line, which I didn’t think was the point being made … whatever … I liked it.
Thank you, Terence! 🙂 It was an actual spider and he/she decided to join me in the shower by hanging out on the tile. It was not a pretty scene. 😉 It’s great to meet you!
I hope you didn’t really kill him but rather put him outside gently! 🙂
Thank you, Billy! 🙂 I’m pretty sure he lived but he didn’t get to stay in there. 😉
Tongue and cheek and very creative.
Thank you! 🙂 You’re too kind.
Thank you, Nitya! 🙂
Oh no.. man against beast! ☺
Thank you! 🙂 And man has to win if he wants a shower. 😉
Ah, I’ve fought this battle many times. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 But why do they HAVE to invade the shower?? 😉
Awww…it’s only a Granddaddy Longlegs!;-}
Thank you! 🙂 I wish it had been. I usually leave them alone since they’re kinda cool looking and they tend to eat ants, etc. This one looked too much like a brown recluse and I’m far from being a fan. 😉
No, Brown Recluses are scary. Kind of weird for it to be in the shower, they usually like quieter places. I don’t know where you live but in NM, we like the granddaddy’s because they eat Black Widow eggs. They and the Recluse love our dry, dusty, clim.
I’d understand if it was a roach, but spider? A little cute don’t you think? 😛
Thank you, Swetha! 🙂 Oh no, that spider had to go. 😉
Lol! We all have gross/ fear meter I suppose and I get that spider’s in your hit list!
They’re not among my favorites and I’ve heard about the infections and problems that come with spider bites so I do all I can to avoid those little guys. 😉
Spiders in the shower really bug me…..:)
Thank you! 🙂 Nice play on words but they do honestly bug us so they have to go. 😉
Personally I love spiders. I think I must have been one in a past life. I would let it crawl onto my hand and put it gently somewhere else so it doesn’t drown!
Thank you, Nicci! 🙂 I’m not a fan of spider per se though I normally will live and let live provided they don’t get to far into my space. 😉 It’s a pleasure to meet you!
Spiders are evil!
Thank you, Doug! 🙂 Oh yes they are! 😉
This is every encounter I’ve ever had with a spider.
Thank you! 🙂 Those encounters can be fine provided they’re from a distance. 😉 It’s great to meet you!
So… Who won? 🙂
Thank you, Nick! 🙂 I wont the battle since I wound up in control of the shower but I’m pretty sure he lived to fight another day. 😉
Give ’em hell, John!
Thank you! 🙂 Oh he caught hell from me all right! 😉
Lol . . . gave me a laugh.
Thank you, Mary! 😉 😉
Hahaha. I guess you won! I wonder if Spidey had won what his blog post would say? 😀
yeh, me two wonder
I’m glad he doesn’t have a blog though. 😉
Thank you! 🙂 I’d bet that Spidey would be bragging about how he defeated a full-grown human. 😉
Dont kill the spiders 😦 lol they get rid of the pests and leave us to our business. Take him outside 🙂
Generally I tend to leave them alone, especially Huntsman spiders but those Red backs will kill you if you have a weak heart.
I have a collection of spiders in my house that i dont even notice any more. They never bother me. Quite polite little fellows that keep themselves to themselves. 🙂
We have a female huntsman nesting in our kitchen, occasionally she comes out for food, she will have 100s babies. We also have some White Tailed spiders lurking in my wife’s bedroom which can cause your flesh to disintegrate should they bite you.
Where do you live? I’m lucky in England I guess i’ve never heard of any spiders doing any damage to anyone here. They cause so little disturbance here we dont even know what kind of spiders they are. Theyre all just spiders. Maybe this has polluted my view :L i forget that in other parts of the world the spider game is a bit scarier.
Hi I am in Maroubra, near the Beach in Sydney Australia. I was born in Sedgley Staffordshire( I think it is in Stafford) and came here in 1966. No I don’t recall nasty spiders from there, we have almost all of them here.
Well thats not very fair is it. Send some our way and we will share the burden with you 🙂 its nice to virtually meet you my friend. I enjoyed your poem and conversing with you about the dangers of spiders in australia 🙂 do as you need to do. Ignore my silly english ways of thinking. Take care.
You take care too
Our brown recluse spiders have been known to carry or cause some pretty nasty conditions.
Yes, I have heard of those
Thank you! 🙂 He just had to go so he wound up outside the shower and into the floor where he was free to crawl far away from me. 😉
This is funny and well written.
Thank you! 🙂 😉
You’ve managed to send shivers down my spine by simply mentioning the word “spider” … and, in what a circumstance!!
Thank you! 🙂 Spiders can do that to so many of us. Nobody wants them around – or very few of us do. 😉 It’s great to meet you!
Likewise! I’m blessed to have finally made up my mind and decide to join this world and am honoured to encounter such lovely pieces behind the people who write them! .. and spiders too 🙂
It’s great to be among writers and bloggers everyday but I’m not sure I can say the same for spiders. 😉
Hehe … I have to totally agree with you, here!
Stand your ground
There are certain places that one should be alone
That’s right, Dionne! 🙂 He had to go! 😉
Thank you, Sheldon! 🙂 That’s one of those places to be alone and certainly not a place for a spider. 😉
This was funny and yet intriguing! A well crafted stand off, 👏
Thank you, Syeda! 🙂 😉
😀 Keep sharing such amazing thoughts!
For sure, one of you ain’t gonna be out alive. Crush it!! 🙂
Thank you, Don! 🙂 There was room in there for just one of us and it’s not his shower. 😉 It’s a pleasure to meet you!
LOL! Love this!
Thank you, Dionne! 🙂 😉
Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.
Thank you for the reblog!
Psycho revisited? 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 Something like that, yes. 😉
Would have to agree with Bushka! Poor thing!
Thank you, Emmanuelle! 🙂 I was able to let him live and go his way but he had to leave the shower since there was only room for one of us. 😉
Glad to hear it! Love the little buggers!
I hate hate hate spiders!
Thank you! 🙂 Like you, I’m not a big fan of them either. 😉 It’s great to meet you!
I’m sure the spider was as bothered by your being in there as you were about his or hers in there. Hard to tell if a spider is male or female.
Thanks, Alan! 🙂 The spider had as little use for me and I did for him/her. Once it was outside the shower it didn’t waste any time getting away. 😉
Many species start off by hatching in an egg case. The mites are too small and weak to get out, so they have nothing to eat except each other. Only a few are strong enough, fit enough and perhaps lucky enough to be able to chew their way out. That spider you see survived a hell of a battle.
Dare I draw an analogy to getting published?
That’s a great way to look at it. I was fortunate enough to find a way to get the spider out of there without killing it so it was able to go on to battle another day.
Let’s hope that analogy is prophetic. 🙂
Very powerful and inspiring. Weak people scream, tough people write a poem.
Thank you! 🙂 I’m not sure how tough I was since there was no way to continue until that spider was out of that shower. 😉
Oh I hate when this happens 🙂
It’s not the highlight of the day for sure. 😉
Mean John white.😂😂
Thank you! 🙂 I managed to get the little fellow out of the shower and let him live. 😉 It’s great to meet you!
If a spider and I had a stand-off in the shower…it would win, hands down!
Thank you, Deb! 🙂 Those spiders can cause some big problems and a lot of commotion. 😉 It’s great to meet you!
Glad you survived 😃
Thank you! :0 I was glad to come out alive but I think the spider felt the same way. 😉