the incredible true story of life in the roach motel

this is the scene
in which our heroine
brandishes a can of
raid ant & roach killer
(country fresh scent)
as she attacks
the approaching mob of roaches
for the third night running
until the air is thick with pine scent
and her lungs are stifled with flowers
all in the hope that tonight
her pillow will remain roach-free

Paula Harris

Published in JAAM 11
May 1999
Published in sign language
1998