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Tabia Yapp reads Nikki Giovanni's poem "Allowables".

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Hi, my name is Tabia Yapp and I chose this poem "Allowables" by Nikki Giovanni.  I first came across this poem when (?~0:07) posted a photo of it to social and unfortunately, it's remained really relevant during these uncertain times and it's just a poem that as soon as I saw it, it has just stuck with me.

Allowables

I killed a spider
Not a murderous brown recluse
Not 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

Frightened