Saturday, August 30, 2008

an inner tale

in the throes of fever, she watched
a small brown spider slowly
make her way up the wall
to the ceiling, across the plaster
and into a small hole beside
the dust-wrapped light fixture.

later, she could not say
whether it had really happened,
or she had dreamed it up as a way
of captivating her restless mind,
trapped as it was
in the fog-enshrouded
thick head of illness.


Rachel Westfall
August 30, 2008

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