giovanni orlando


Don’t forget to participate in the adultbooklr pride month read-a-longs Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Giovanni’s Room, and the graphic novel Lumberjanes, Vol 1.

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I killed a spider
Not a murderous brown recluse
Nor even a black widow
And if the truth were told this
Was only a small
Sort of papery spider
Who should have run
When I picked up the book
But she didn’t
And she scared me
And I smashed her

I don’t think
I’m allowed

To kill something
Because I am


—  Nikki Giovanni, Allowables