Spider Ballad

Spider Ballad

There was a spider in my brain
eating things that flew–
hopes and dreams and artful things
and all my thoughts of you.

What little brain I had to start
made for meager fare,
and soon my skull (an empty bowl)
became the spider’s lair.

It spit its venom in my eyes
and puppeteered my limbs
with fish-line webs–oh watch me dance!
Yes, watch my graceless bend.

But now the spider’s been here long–
o, long enough to see
I was the spider all along
and, the spider, he was me.

Published by dreysleeps

I art and eat and draw and sleep and cry and rhyme. I consume too much pizza and—by all rights—should be dead, but I haven't gotten around to it. Procrastination saved my life.

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