The Spider in My Bathroom

The Spider in My Bathroom

A Poem by Jessica Jean

I would write about my anxiety

But I would much rather write about

The spider in my bathroom


He lives under the mirror cabinet

In a crook I can never find

And he only comes out at night

To hide under the faucet


And I am careful

To never let him on my fingers

He is icky and big

Black and spiny

And I jump back

Whenever I spot him

But he just glides away

Back to his messy web somewhere


He is careful and watchful

As am I of him

He does not wish to be squashed

And I do not wish to be touched


He is too big for me though

He need not worry

Until I find a big book

To smash him

© 2013 Jessica Jean

Author's Note

Jessica Jean
A poem that compares my anxiety to a lurking spider in my bathroom.

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haha I don't like spiders...i would be sucking him up with a vaccum xD but I liked how you compared it with your anxiety.

Good Job

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was an interesting read! What a great analogy you made, comparing your anxiety with the scene you describe. I see the bathroom as the inside of the author's mind. There are some cracks in the walls, where elusive thoughts, just like spiders, can hide from us, just out of reach... The faucet is the voice, the creativity, life itself. The spider is the doubt that holds us back. Comes out at night, when we dream and are vulnerable. By smashing it, we are set free. But then again, that's just my interpretation! ;) Well done!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Jessica Jean

11 Years Ago

it was a great interpretation!!! thanks!!

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Added on January 8, 2013
Last Updated on January 9, 2013
Tags: spider, bathroom, anxiety, squash, faucet, scared, book, worry


Jessica Jean
Jessica Jean


I'm 19 from Long Island. Poetry is my muse, my best friend, and where I feel most myself. When I finish a poem, I feel like I've put a shining star down on paper. more..


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