The Slow-Cooked Sentence


Rachael Conlin Levy



In the day, the web is empty.
The spider sleeps, safe and snug, in a crack in the wood.


But in the crepuscular gloom, the spider awakens
and skitters down a long strand of web.



The children watch
it stitch its torn web under the darkness of night.

All photos courtesy of Dance in the Kitchen.
Final two photos by Marcel Levy.

1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim.
2. (Zoology) Appearing or active at twilight.

2 responses to “Crepuscular”

  1. kyndale says:

    Is this the spider that's lived on your porch? I like this word very much..

  2. Rachael Levy says:

    The very one. And I love this word, too. I've been trying to take a picture all summer that would illustrate it, and finally, (with my husband's help), did!

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