This Can Wait

September 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

11pm, Sept. 1st, 2012

A yellow-jacket clings onto

the ceiling

A wolf spider crouches on

the wall

One can sting, but the other could bite

Or weave a web, oh so tight

— and then there’s me

and the hands that could do the most harm

one eye on me, the other on each other

A stand off

All our thoughts of how we might hurt one another

Or hide from each other

Then I turn out the lights and we fall asleep

Stillness, blackness, and the night

This can wait until morning

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