Mercy

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She Asked Me to Kill the Spider
by Rudy Francisco

She asked me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.

I take a cup & a napkin,
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.

If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone

I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
of mercy.

Via Abbie’s Tree House:

https://abbiestreehouse.com/2020/04/18/mercy/

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The poet/editor of this website is physically disabled, and lives at a fraction of her nation’s poverty level. Contributions may be made at:

https://www.gofundme.com/are-you-a-patron-of-the-arts

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