Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

Spider Moon

What if the moon’s a spider?

And craters, spiders’ eyes.

High celestial predator

Of terrifying size.


Ballooned into the heavens,

Captured by the view.

The Milky Way her silken lair;

The stars her drops of dew.


Sat upon a massive web

In a lonely endless wait.

Hopeless task among the stars:

To find a spider’s mate.

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