The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #742
(Week of 17 October, 2010)

Halloween: the gift that keeps on giving.

Spider Eggs

The eggs of a spider
Burgeoned inside her
A welt on the skin
Tiny squirming within
Which could drive a girl mad
But the solace she had
Was the imminent dawn
They'd crawl out and be gone
An immaculate purge
This idea preserved her
But they never emerged
They just burrowed in further
They grew and they bred
And they failed to disperse
And she swelled and she spread
Til she finally burst

Copyright © 2010 by Dave Grossman

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