Protected

Unfilled holes, pipes, 

and plumbing lines,

and a bunch of doors,

openings, and windows

that helps ballooning. 

A Huntsman broke in.

Into my kitchen today.

My first instinct was 

to call my grandmother.

My grandmother’s agility 

and speed – always my

spider catcher, 

cockroach scarer, 

mosquito repellent, 

ghost buster – 

she’d kill for me.

Ammi” – I screamed. 

Ammi. 

Two years now, 

she isn’t here 

to protect me.

Still…

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