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Reflections on a Tuffet

    It seems only appropriate to maintain

   An elegant, well-tatted parlor for visiting

   Spiders, who deserve no less than they've

   Given over the last few million years.

   The inspirational quality of orbistics

   In miniscule permeates more history

   Than the learned, the warrior, or the artificer;

   It's hard to reconcile loathing of

   Artist with love of art in any sphere

   But the human, where all burnished surfaces

   Seem bent on luring talent to a greed

   More poisonous than the paralytic

   And solvent venom of other ideovores.

- David W. Mitchell

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