SUBJECT: You Are Not Alone
Listen. We know there are people who hide in our homes.
They crawl into attic spaces. Tuck themselves behind yard equipment in garages. Flit between the rooms of the house just outside the reach of sight.
Some of us have found nests tucked in the backs of bedroom closets behind the hanging clothes. Or in the void space beneath the stairs. In that sliver between a living room sofa and the wall.
We have found half-empty water bottles and candy wrappers and the remains of leftover food cooked the day before. I found my own wrinkled clothes pressed flat to the floor and stinking like somebody else’s sweat.
Look in the places behind furniture. The spaces beneath beds. Every deep crevice of a house. No guarantee that once one place has been checked someone will not sneak right back into it.
You can stay home all day and still not find them. They are clever and patient and they know the insides of your home better than you ever will. But you have to find them.
You have to root them out.