My house is full of spiders
October 5, 2010
is full of spiders.
Some with long spindly legs
some compact, with massive fangs,
built to be killers.
I keep them warm against the fall
read them Auden, Cohen, Stevens, Borges.
If the limited selection
they don’t show it.
One of them
got stuck in the bathtub
I picked it up and let it out on the windowsill;
it walked down the wall and disappeared into the cold
then I picked up another
from the floor and threw it in the bin.
They come here to die.