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Until their children hatch and feast upon my flesh


mosquitos in the closet where I sleep

dreams of cockroaches and bugs

underneath my pallet

the insects have hollowed out the floor

like an ant colony

chambes and passageways

as long as I keep my feet

from hanging over the edge

of my pallet

I am protected

but when I relax

and my foot extends too far

I can feel their antennae

and legs probing my skin

for edibility

or if they can use my body

to extend their colony

chewing tunnels

into me as I sleep

and setting up breeding chambers

inside of my bowels

penetrating into my skull

to take control of my thinking

turning me into a zombie

keeping me alive

but paralyzed until

their children hatch

and feast upon my flesh