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  You could have a big dipper   

And They Eventually Cast Tiny Shadows on Your Retina by Matthew Schultz

The unseen spider waits

until you fall asleep, then

it creeps along the ceiling

of your open mouth and into

the soft nasal passage where

it lays the eggs that you will

incubate with sleepy breath.

When they finally hatch and

scurry over your darkened

eyes and up into your brain,

their feet dissolve, floating

forever upon the sea of sight.


Matthew Schultz is the author of Parallax, a chapbook available from Twitter: @eireprof

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