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For the Spider that Rode the Bus with Me (And the Girl Who Spoke to Me Afterward)

In 100, by Chris on November 7, 2018 at 11:33 am

Gravid orange orb weaver, did you see how they backed and squirmed when you dangled from me?

From me or my copy of Magdalena Mountain?

Did I seem nervous too? When I saw I’d decide your fate?

Did you hear them when you were on the bus’s floor—“I’ll let him kick it out, then I can leave”—as I toed you toward the door?

Should I have picked you up and let them scream?

Did I hurt you when I kicked you free?

Did you hear what she said as we pulled away?

“Thank you for not hurting it.”

  1. Oh this is so lovely

  2. yesss!!!! I had the same thoughts when I saw a spider on my desk today. (I let it go on its way undisturbed)

  3. chris you inspire me for talking to spiders in your mind

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