A Bedtime Prayer

I’ll follow dreaming down, however deep:
A spider keeps me safe and guards my sleep.
At least, should I misfortune meet
I will not lack a winding-sheet.



Image: Gothic Lady Spiderweb, vintage postcard uploaded by Flickr user Jillian Schneider (Bohemiart), published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0) license.

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