he says there’s a wasp
inside his window
he has to kill i

hear him swatting
the screen with
rolled up weekly
supermarket flyers
while i wait on the phone

‘’i never kill them all
that way’’, he states,
‘’when i was a kid
i believed other wasps
could hear the death cry
& they would be deterred.’’

‘’do you still believe that?”
i ask
he answers by laughing

One Response to “THE TELL by LYNNE SAVITT”

  1. A.,D. Winans Says:

    one of my favorite poets.

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