Worker Bees Cannot Leave

July 22, 2015 — Leave a comment

Constantly having to upgrade your genetic code can be overwhelming.

by Paul Skallas and Eleonore Pauwels

Published in Method Quarterly, July 22, 2015

I haven’t been feeling myself lately. For the past month, I’ve been grappling with insomnia that culminates in exhaustion and a peaceful surrender to deep and unsatisfying sleep. Nightmares are altogether another issue.

I’ve been in bed for 16 hours now. Again. My mind is scrambled and my body is heavy; getting out of bed in the morning is a battle of epic proportions. Sluggish. I shut off my alarm clock and reach for the moleskin notebook on my nightstand. I’ve begun writing little haikus throughout the day. Writing is really the only productive act I do anymore…Read More


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