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Archive for April 18th, 2018

Mercy

after Nikki Giovanni

She asked me to kill the spider.

Instead, I get the most peaceful weapons I can find.

I take a cup and 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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