Spiderwebs

Photo by Brigita Przybylski

By Brigita Przybylski

Spun spiderwebs wrap around my ankles 

Covering my legs in silky white cotton 

Tightening their hold on me 

So a devil red seeps and spreads through my skin 

I feel something crawling down my back  

An uncomfortable and invisible tickle 

My arms shrink and become too short 

As my mind yells “you’re paranoid” 

I feel something tickle my nose 

An insatiable but phantom itch 

Or at least that’s what I tell myself 

As my sight starts to cloud 

Spun spiderwebs wrap around my eyes 

Covering my face in silky white cotton 

Suffocating my breath 

So it feels like I’m being buried alive 

I feel something weighing down on me 

A darkening void behind my eyelids

Match the spider army covering my body 

As they spin more web 

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