insect circus

I think spiders would be dazzling in a circus.

They could be the acrobats, soaring around the ceiling, weaving silky patterns as they tumble and flip. They wouldn’t need costumes– nature has given them sharp colors, delicate bands, strange tattoos.

The ants could be the strong men, carrying popsicle sticks and leaves around the big top. Lady bugs to stand in for elephants. Roly polys to stand in for clowns. 

But the spiders would be the stars.