Image by Anne Tastad
Poem by Amy Gill
I was supposed to stand still
You were supposed to leave me alone.
I didn’t even breathe as you crawled over my feet and knees
I kept my eyes wide open
As you hovered and buzzed so close to my face
The vibrations penetrated my skull.
Why did you not hesitate?
Before building a nest in someone else’s walls
Why did you not see that I was afraid?
And let me go—
Ambarsariya, mundiya ve kachi kaliya na tor.