Thursday, April 20, 2017

She asked me to kill the spider. • National Poetry Month

Enjoy this lovely poem by Rudy Francisco. Read more of his lovely work on Twitter.

She asked me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.

I take a cup & a napkin,
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.

If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone

I hope I am greeted 
with the same kind 
of mercy.

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