For Denise!

Did the spider sit tamely beside her and frighten Miss Moffet away?
Oh no, that wicked hopping arachnid
Burrowed snugly into bed,
Waiting for a companion to lay her pretty head.
With a shriek and a scurry, and a leap and a flurry,
Miss Moffet leaped hurriedly away.
While the spider, eyes glinting
and hairy legs waving
took dominion and won the day.
Is this really what happened?
You ask with a sneer,
And I have to be honest and say:
A spider and wee Missy
Can never sleep comfortably,
So, you be the judge of my veracity!