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2020-10-16T12:42:18-04:00October 14th, 2020|Musings on life|

An unexpected cure for arachnophobia

Every morning I wake to see
that the spider has spun doilies again
outside our window,
to the point now where it seems
she is showing off,
making designs out of her lace
that would make a snowflake
feel inadequate,
and as it gets colder
she has begun to hang frost
on each thread
so the whole thing sparkles
like a Barbie dress,
and she doesn’t even seem
to use them to catch food,
like those fancy houses
that have “show kitchens,”
but the point is that I am no longer
afraid of spiders,
which I know to be true
because I have begun to tidy up
our dining room
before I open the shades
in the morning
so as not to be
outdone.

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