It’s been a while since I woke at
Nightmares of spiders falling
on my head
have always plagued me, so
Please forgive me for screaming.
I dreamt of a new terrifying evil –
The spiderfly – complete with all
The annoyance of a fly
And all the horror of a spider.
Mingling with lost –
Ostracized – conversation.
Shunned and ignored, she hides –
Hides in her thoughts, her skin.
Kin always fight. Words fly,
Lies muttered –
Uttered with malice.
Less and less, she hears the hate –
Ate it for breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Inner turmoil boils over.
Over it all!
All’s not fine. All’s not well.
Well, I… be easier to not be here-
Hearing them, feeling them –
Embellished loneliness rises.
Success marked when blade breaks –
There’s a man that appears in my dreams.
His dark robe billows out; he screams.
The blood-curdling screech echoes
With his murder of crows.
I fear the host