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Dear Inconsiderate

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Dear Inconsiderate

You’re always dragging on me--
got your sticky icky leavings all
pver the place, 
any place most inconvenient.

Always kind of spooky, nervous
but defiant too, back up
step out, get nose to nose
as if to say you’re here for good.

I know it’s you, at night, tasting
my eyes, making me wiggle
and a little itchy
squirmy but never squished, somehow…

One day there’s one of you,
lurking in a corner, the next, a window,
under floorboards, cupboards, skittering

all over my floor and ceilings
and in my clothes so when I undress
there you are, sitting like a star
right on my breast. Okay. I needed that.

To scream. Whack at something
so terribly invasive, biting,
so terribly unobtrusive, until
you leave your icky sticky leavings

as bumps all over me. When 
were you walking over me, in the dark
while I dreamed, taking over 
saying I’m a leaving little spider left.

Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper

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  1. Date: 7/13/2014 11:19:00 PM
    Sheri A very clever take on a spider invasion. Gosh, now I feel like they are crawling on me. LOL Thank you for the nice comment on my What I Gave poem

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:18:00 AM
    Your poem details the daily interactions we have with spiders wonderfully, Sheri. Congratulations! David

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:49:00 PM
    Wow that must have been some spider invasion. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:27:00 PM
    Interesting take on the spider..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for stopping by..Your visits to my work are encouraging..Sara

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:47:00 PM
    lol, enjoyed this witty write

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:34:00 AM
    You are on a roll dear, should take a top spot! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading this descriptive creative poem Sheri. I am fond of watching spider webs after the rain when they glisten in the sun, but l sure don't like them in my house or anywhere near me.