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Two Fears, Anna Fullmer

I used to be just a ball.

Now, I am tethered to you by a fine, shimmering string.

How easily you could cut

me off—

While we sleep, spiders do arachnid acrobatics, flipping

into the holes of our waxy ears, dry mouths. We wake with

a strange sensation in our brains,

look into each other’s eyes and say:

good morning.


Anna E. Fullmer is a Library Assistant at Cleveland Public Library in the Youth Department, slinging story times and songs about the ABCs. She sings in a band and misses playing shows. She writes songs, poems, and to-do lists. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Averse Magazine, FEED, and Dreams Walking. She offers editorial services for Versification's THE REJECTS. Twitter @anna_fullmer

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