On candystripe legs the spiderman comes
Softly through the shadow of the blissfully dead
Looking for the victim shivering in bed
Searching out fear in the gathering gloom
A movement in the corner of the room!
And there is nothing I can do
When I realise with fright that
The spiderman is having me for dinner tonight!
Quietly he laughs shaking his head creeps
Closer now closer to the foot of the bed
And softer than shadow and quicker than flies
His arms are all around me and his tongue in my eyes
“Be still be calm be quiet now
My precious boy
Don’t struggle like that or I will only love
You more for it’s much too late to get away or
Turn on the light
The spiderman is having you for dinner tonight”
And I feel like Ìm being eaten
By a thousand million shivering furry holes
And I know that inthe morning
I will wake up in the shivering cold
And the spiderman is always hungry..