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Monday, January 14, 2013

My Righteous Kill

House Spider With Prey, View 2
"I killed
        in retaliation for
        the bite my mother received;
I killed
        to keep others from suffering." 
I
killed
a
spider
this morning. 

It
  fell,
      twitching,
                 to
                   ground
from
    door
        frame.

The blunt end of my pen was
                    covered
with its
soft tissues.

I killed
        in retaliation for
        the bite my mother received;
I killed
        to keep others from suffering. 

I
rinsed
my
pen
in
the
water
fountain
and,
upon reflection,
understand
how
fortunate
men
are
that
spiders
do
not
rationalize
like men.
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The Collected Chaff, v. 1.0  
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