One or two locusts, yes, locusts, are hopping
along the floor by my desk.
I can hear one of them struggling and clicking
underneath the map on the
wooden bulletin board.
I will likely take out a couple of pins from the map
to let him escape since I don't want to smash him
and leave his crushed carcass under the map.
A little lizard - looks like that gecko from the
commercial, crawls up the opposite wall.
This happens every day.
It's all very casual.
An now, in a flash of insight,
I think - would I put up with salamanders or
grasshoppers in my place of business or home back in the U.S.?
And of course, there is the inevitable -
What would Lois do if she saw a
grasshopper on her desk?
I think we all know the answer.