Sleep Eating

You used to eat 8 spiders
while you slept, over a lifetime

Maybe folks think about arachnids
then put 8 and 8 together

Now I hear we may eat 3 to 8
although some say dozens

Living in basement apartments you learn
to live among the many-legged world

Proximity yields belief
I may be eating beyond average

As an article from mental_floss explains
“No open mouth, no swallowed spiders.”



About the Poet:
Mark Danowsky’s poetry has appeared in About Place, Allegro, Beechwood Review, The Broadkill Review, Cordite, Elohi Gadugi, Gargoyle, Grey Sparrow, The Lake, Mobius, Red River Review, Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, and elsewhere. His mini-chapbook NIGHTFALLEN was published by Origami Poems Project in 2016. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mark currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.



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