An Endless Supply of Earwigs

My home is overrun by earwigs
every time I get ten
thirty more will stream out
from under something
and quickly go about
making their way towards me.

They will sometimes stop
to group together
entwining, twitching, flipping
all over the place
in a relentless orgy of insects
desecrating everything.

I think that killing them
has become a fully developed
and even enflamed
psychosis of mine
because I have just finished writing
a horror story about insects (and demons)
and the imagination
is a fierce beast to contend with
when it’s 3AM
and they are parading across the kitchen table
right into my dreams.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “An Endless Supply of Earwigs

  1. You are the 3rd person I have heard/read bemoaning the existence of earwigs today. Screw the plague of locusts thing. It is earwigs that are taking over the world. Replace earwigs with cockroaches and you have one of the reasons that I finally moved from the tropics. Over a year later and I still see skittering shadows in my peripheral vision. Shudder indeed.

  2. That is the exact reason why I chose not to move to the tropics. I abhor insects. I don’t see too many of them these days in my house but for a week it was like living in a nightmare!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s