When the Tank Fell…

Large Madagascan Hissing Cockroach On A Person's Thumb

The circle of cats stopped me cold.

Peeking into the center, I saw Nicky,

our Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.

His appendages scrambled to return

a milky substance

into his abdomen.

A heartier person would have stepped on him.

But the cats and I just watched.