Sunday, July 17, 2016

Allowables by Nikki Giovanni


Allowables

I killed a spider
Not a murderous brown recluse
Nor even a black widow
And if the truth were told this
Was only a small
Sort of papery spider
Who should have run
When I picked up the book
But she didn't
And she scared me
And I smashed her

I don't think
I'm allowed

To kill something

Because I am

Frightened

 

1 comment:

  1. spiders are exquisite creatures. To end their life intentionally because of irrational fear speaks to the faults of the human condition.

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