The Arkansas Fluke (redux)
I ate the wrong crawfish on my first float trip. It really wasn’t wrong, but eating it raw sure was. A specialized blood test found a lung fluke eating me from the inside out. I didn’t like this because women don’t generally like men with parasites in their lungs. I was scared that I’d have this fluke in my lungs for twenty years. Then a secondary infection led to the removal of fifty percent of my left lung. After six weeks I went home, I was feeling like myself. Now I drive a pick-up. I like that, it looks pretty.
What I’m Reading:
“Listen, if there is a hell, we’re in it. And if there’s a heaven, we’re already there. This is it.”
— Mieko Kawakami / Heaven