I went to Bill Newman's house and remembered ...

I never really left the house
so I never got a chance to tell
anyone how I smashed this
with a small telephone book
and after a direct hit on
my window
I looked at the book and
there were small maggots

in the guts
they were moving around
and I looked up at the window
where the fly's body was
and they were moving around
there too
I threw the phone book in the
and sprayed it with Lysol
kitchen disinfectant
and sprayed the window too

it reminded me of a time
down by the creek I was
looking at a road-killed possum
and discovered it had little
baby possums nursing off
its dead body
I walked to the house
borrowed my dad's truck
and ran them over

the fly is still stuck to my window