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A Spider's Story

Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: marykbaird

by: marykbaird


My #11 for National Poetry Month


i let spiders run free in my house

their webs signal a corner or door jamb

perhaps too long unattended.


I let them run free

not because I like them,

they are too different from me

to like

as they spot prey,

create their tiny rooms of death.


they frighten me

but i let them be

they just want to live,

eat,

have sex,

survive.


we all do.






© 2017 Audrey Howitt

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