Eight nimble legs stretch
across my face,
skitter quickly past,
beneath an unknown corner
of warm morning covers.
Shiny
Black
Fast
Poisonous
Repeated visitations
since birth
leaving me in the dark,
until now.
I am she.
Choosing the quiet places
to be master architect
of my own home.
Delicate by design
Agile
Solitary
Capable
Strong
Graceful,
her qualities, welcome,
especially when facing fears
quick and dangerous-
biting only
when unseen,
and uncared for.
Mind the delicate ones,
their power remains hidden
until needed.

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