Weekly Poem – X

Poem by: Nikki Giovanni

Book: Chasing Utopia, A Hybrid

Publishing House: William Morrow 

ISBN: 978-0-06-256288-3

Tittle: Allowables, p. 109

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.


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