Monday, October 22, 2018

A Reason for Fear?

I approach the box
with trepidation
fear of what
might be found

I open the door quickly

Tiny bodies jump
flee the light
I leap back

Spiders spill out
creeping and crawling
by the hundreds it seems

I grab the mail
slam the door
and run
for the house
waiting for something
to slip out
from between envelopes
and scurry up my arm.

When I was a kid, we were playing hide ‘n’ seek and others thought it would be funny to stuff me in the mailbox, so IT wouldn’t find me. They ran off and forgot about me. IT didn’t find me, but spiders did! To this day I still have nightmares of creepy-crawlies getting on me.

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