'Mercy after Nikki Giovanni' ~ Rudy Francisco

"...I hope I am greeted with the same kind of mercy." ~ Rudy Francisco, Helium

Mercy
after Nikki Giovanni

She asks me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.

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

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

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

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