after Nikki Giovanni
She asked me to kill the spider
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.
I take a cup and a napkin.
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.
If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone,
I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
Poems of the Everyday
A poem where the form, theme, subject, style, or line(s) is inspired by the work another poet.
a metaphor that extends through several lines or even an entire poem