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Erika Seshadri – Eviction Notice

As gently and softly as the narrator of the poem relocates a spider, Erika Seshadri carefully places her quiet poem “Eviction Notice” at our feet. Erika’s poem is centered around the theme of “ahimsa”, which is a respect for all living things and avoidance of violence toward others, in Buddhist and Hindu traditions.

Eviction Notice

there’s a spider
in the kitchen

where pale honey wall meets
whisper white ceiling
above the fridge

on a derelict web


sir, your eviction notice
is pending

I apologize.
this is no sanctuary

but thank you for
eating that fruit fly

now, out you go
to grand adventures

on the porch

Erika Seshadri

Erika Seshadri lives on an animal rescue ranch in Florida with her family. When not caring for tame critters or feral children, she can be found writing. Her work has appeared in Burningword Literary Journal, Funicular Magazine, Button Eye Review, Hare’s Paw Literary Journal, and others.

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