I awake to the sound of a single stomp in the early hours of dawn. And then another, and then another. And in between the cacophony was a loud crunching familiar to Jordanian ears. My mother, preparing for the morning prayers, encounters a rare intruder. And so with smooth precision her sandal comes crashing down on a golden cockroach who was, I kid you not, the size of my palm. The reason I know this is because my mother left the remains for me to encounter hours later when I discovered the body and its scattered parts only inches from the opening beneath my bedroom door.
And so tonight I lie awake, trying to bear the fumes of the empty can of Pif-Paf that now rests beside my door. Tonight I lie awake, waiting, for more Kafkaesque misadventures in the night.
“A Cockroach’s Final Moments”
Um Nas deserves a big hug, taking on such monsters to protect her boy. Wise was she, to leave the remains of the prey so all would believe it’s enormity.
i second Kinzi, ya3teeeha el3afyeh your mom for protecting you from that gigantic cockroach :D… believe me Nas, crushing sounds and pif paf fumes are waaaaaaay better than a cockroach sharing you the bed in the middle of the night 😀
With summer come those uninvited guests to invade our homes with their ugly existence … I hate them I hate them I hate them
Raid or Pygone are much better than Pif Paf … trust me when I say so
Have a nice sleep tonight my friend and may I say a night that is cockroach-less
You must have really tiny palms.
ew ew ew ew.
I thought I missed Amman but after this I definitely don’t miss Amman in the summer . ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.
They scare me by the way Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ like a lotÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
EWWWW.. that’s gross! how do they manage to get inside the house?? I’m disgusted by anything that crawls!
guys what does kafka mean?
Frantz Kafka is an early 20th Century German-speaking Jewish existantialist writer ( the most famous of his writings is ‘The Metamorphosis’).. Basic themes in his writings are alienation and disoriented anxiety… does that give you an idea?
Oh right..thats interesting and explained it to me..thanks 🙂