The Self Exposing Nature of Dealing with Pests

Exploring how the ways we deal with ugliness inside and out are one and the same.

Any one who’s dealt with these pests knows how difficult it is to destroy them. For such small things, they are very resilient. They also have the strange ability to live amongst human beings, who hate them, as well as hate most everything else. Not only do bedbugs tolerate us, but it is in their very nature to do so. To fight through the poison and the shoes smacks, and the clapping of their unfathomably small existences between our substantially bigger palms.

I think most of us understand what it is to be dependent on things we rather wouldn’t be. We all are at some point in life unable to survive without some person, or substance or item, like money, or food. A drug perhaps. Stuff that doesn’t love us, or need us or want us as much as we need it.

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…here’s the thing about stuff that exists in the past, it carries smells, and leaves stains where anyone can find them.

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Words are the most powerful things I have encountered. That is why I ‘m a writer. My name even means “the ‘right’ way.”

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