“The black widow, who had dispatched a lover or two,
was sought out for her wisdom.
The young spider asked her,
"Did you keep his harmful secret under the threat of danger,
or did you spin a web so confusing that he didn't know if you were friend or foe?
Did you release him from the web and your presence
or will you give another the venom in which to finish him?"
The black widow was quiet and then said, "All of the above.”