“For I was exaulting. I was coming to know the violence of the happy dark — I was happy as a demon, hell is my maximum.”
“Oh God, I was feeling baptized by the world. I had put a roach’s matter into my mouth, and finally performed the tiniest act.”
“Through the living roach I am coming to understand that I too am whatever is alive.”
“That was when the cockroach began to emerge.”
“The cockroach is pure seduction.”
nearly done with my first chapbook, the memoir of a cockroach. I have plans for this little lovely when done. currently: seeking an epigraph from the astonishing book The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector (the source of all the above quotes), which I highly recommend.