I hear a buzzing from the wasp nest.
for a moment.
Then I remember that I just sprayed them with a nerve agent
and the buzzing is probably just involuntary seizures.
They’ll tucker themselves out before too long.
This is human territory
and I can’t have you living under my pool deck.
It’s probably a liability or something.
We have whole systems for these sorts of things
but you don’t understand that
cause you’re wasps
and you’re too busy dying
from my consumer-grade chemical weapons.
I go inside and make some eggs.
They’re from local, free-range chickens
who are loved
as much as a person can love
a piece of property.
One of my cats snuggles up to me and I scritch his tummy lovingly.
I have to remember to give him the Frontline or he won’t have poison superpowers against the ticks.