I see you sitting there
Your multiple eyes fixated on me
Your movements erratic
Your eight legs ready to pounce
Why do you hate me?
Why don’t you just go?
You are even in my dreams
How did you follow me there?
First, you multiplied and rushed out of the smoke detector
Covering the ceiling
The next time, you grew to the size of my hand
Slowly lowering yourself from the ceiling onto my face
Both times, I was awoken by your presence
Both times, I jumped from bed and ran out of the room
Both times, I was truly scared
Why do you have this menacing hold on me?
I must free myself from your grip
I must escape your treacherous web
I must convince myself
You are just a pest
Nothing more than a nuisance
A mere annoyance
You, spider, are no longer my enemy
I shall think of you as a friend
A friend I would prefer not to see again