Dogs 2014

ROACH RESCUE
(4/30/14)


I walk
into the restroom

the automatic
light
comes on

on the
tile floor
in front
of the urinal
is a tiny
young
cockroach

agitated
antennae
give it
the impression
of blinking
in the bright
glare

the little
insect
has no idea
what to do

finally
genetics
kick in
and it runs
for cover

right
beneath
my left
shoe

ridiculous

so much
so
that I lift
my foot gently
and step away
from the confused
creature

I unzip
and continue
my business

I will not
kill
any babies
of any kind
this morning

the exterminators
would be called
soon enough

when
I turn
to leave
I am ostensibly
alone

again