What is the use of traveling? Mattresses on footpaths, some slashed, not to be used later, &
then further down the road, pillows, todo pica, something has invaded, cover your mattress
in salt, todo pica, something has invaded, get rid of standing water, do not invite them to
harvest, spray white vinegar, hang chalk in your closet, peel a vegetable, there are so many
cities but really it is one city, feeding in the evening, or early in the morning, something
tickling you, in London, the daddy longlegs, a bathtub crawler, enough poison to kill you,
but no jaw to bite you, in the desert of Vegas, black widows and scorpions, make sure to
shake out your shoe.
MARCUS SLEASE is a (mostly) absurdist, surrealist and minimalist writer from Portadown, N. Ireland. Never Mind the Beasts, a novel in micro fictions, is forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe in May 2020.