Nikki Giovanni


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Mercy

She asked me to kill the spider
Instead, I got the most
peaceful weapons I can find

I take a cup and a napkin.
I catch the spider, put it outside
nd allow it to walk away

If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong place, just being alive
and not bothering anyone,

I hope I am greeted
with the same kinf
of mercy.

2 Replies to “Nikki Giovanni”

  1. I don’t remember how I was lucky enough to stumble across this poem, but I cherish reading it at the end of my “Bugs!” classes. -Park Ranger Phx AZ

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