Earwig in my Ear

strength rests in the reveal
of our infestations raw
and rotting

to those kind enough
to wave us in

why stare? now turn away
and don’t name whatever
churns the belly,

and please, don’t crawl into
my ear like it’s your
gun appointed

image: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/08/09/an-artist-found-a-parasitic-worm-in-his-eye-and-turned-it-into-art/

image: http://www.circusposterus.com/store/exhibitions-archive/july-2018/elena-cabitza-a-bug-in-the-ear/

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