wouldn’t hurt a spider
that had nested
between her bicycle handles
for two weeks
until it left of its own accord
If you tear down the web I said
it will simply know
this isn’t a place to call home
and you’d get to go biking
She said that’s how others
become refugees isn’t it?
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Thanks to Alison McGhee for her thoughtful curation of these beautiful poems.
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