There’s something in the roof.
My mother and I used to think it was just the pipes, or coconuts falling on the roof. Later on, the scratching started.
We ignored it, as long as they stayed out of the house we were alright.
My grampa says he sees them at night. We used to think he was dreaming. Now we are no longer so sure.
My room is on the far side of the house. I used to think that when the scratching reached my room they would break through.
The scratching reached my room.
Now, I hear things moving, things that sound heavier than rats or manicou. I like to pretend they’re just really big.
I wonder how long until they break through.