SPIDER

RACHEL MINDELL

 
 

She means to be a box.
 
She would memorize her own vitality
to keep from getting caught in it.
 
Everybody’s object femme, stranding.
 
I understand as I too am shorter term.
Lace making with no arms to spare.
 
I can’t tell either of us apart.
 
She won’t see me eaten seeing
only herself eating. Sideways, headfirst.
 
It’s only temporary: why everything my dear.

 

 
 

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