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Rated: E · Poetry · Psychology · #2196201
A fear of spiders can be overcome just like all phobias if you have the willpower to do so

I saw it at the window
Ash grey against the blue
Lowering its ugly bulbous body
On hairy black spindly legs
Descending so slowly
On its web toward me
I stood still
A cold sweat pearled my whitening face
My trembling legs frozen in place
Unable to utter a sound

Salvation came
With a flutter of orange and brown
A mother robin
Streaked in
Hovered
Speared that spider
Then flew off to feed it to her babies
And I
A colossus in comparison
To that creepy arachnid
To the tiny fragile bird
Leaned shaking against my washstand
Counting my breaths
Struggling to quiet my racing heart
Laughing at the coward in the mirror G. Gabriel
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