My wife and I can’t stop our neighbors. Ted and wife Jane have eight kids—Timmy, Ted Jr., Doogie, Tasha, Dale Jr. (after the race car driver) , Serena Stephanie (one child), and Ralphina. They live in our yard, eat our food. No matter how you deter them, they return stronger and more ferocious. We are the opposite. My wife on most days is tired, worn down. Daughter Nell stays holed up in her room. Son Hunter becomes my shadow, afraid to break off on his own. We lose parts. They don’t come back. We diminish into nothingness.
- ▼ December (15)