Funnel Web Spider
By: Kate MacDonald-Dunbar
I am young, but underestimate me not, as so far
Thirteen people, from Queensland to Tasmania
Have succumbed to my venom. I am Atrax Genera
I will leave my mark on all and emerge a winner.
Small, silent, deadly, I can fell you one by one with ease
be vigilant, let not my size invoke feelings of superiority
therein lies your weakness, which be aware I will exploit
as I dart from the dark, your untimely death my priority.
Are you shaking in your fur, feathers or skin yet?
I have been perfecting my fang action for many a day
A quick left, right, and away, avoiding paws or claws
Spider power is strong, total domination is underway