Poem-A-Day: Black Widow

I knew a guy once,

Who claims he was abducted
from a bar by this local legend
A middle-aged Asian woman
that preyed on younger men.
He says she took him home
and while he slept, embroidered a huge beetle
on the shirt he was wearing.
He still has the shirt
with the beetle
and it’s crazy enough that he couldn’t be lying,
unless of course he is,
which an abundance of loose ends would point to.
Part of me really wants to believe
that she’s the real deal,
out there still seducing adolescents
with webs of string and beautiful black hair.

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