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"Today I Will Not Kill" (by Joe DiMino)
A tiny insect slowly crosses my kitchen counter... easy prey-- No, today I will not kill! fast if necessary till I feel some cleansing. Water OK! This I know to be replenished-- though insects do seem endless at times everywhere a potential dot to move, and I am so immaculate when it comes to living-premises-- No,today I will not kill! I will restore my humanity by behaving less human; I will transcend myself by sparing leggy specks for new Divinely inspired instincts-- though I do hate those foraging things, and how they multiply when one does not eradicate quickly-- leaving tracks across the clean snow of my icing, expecting light through a tunnel of straw only to see phosphorous eyes glaring back at me mocking me-- No, today I will not kill! I will call my wife.