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Death of a Roach

My apartment was recently attacked by an onslaught of roaches. It was like the beaches of Normandy on D-Day! My wife bought some of those Combat poison bait discs. Roaches are companionable fellows who like to share their treats with the others in their nests. It makes me think of the poem/doggeral by Christopher Morley (1890 – 1957) “Scuttle, scuttle little roach – how you run at my approach : Up above the pantry shelf, Hastening to secrete yourself.” From Nursery Rhymes for the Tender Hearted. My mother-in-law introduced that one to me. We both come from literary families, my wife and I.

This film was written, filmed, produced and directed by Russell Smith. Audio by Nine Inch Nails (Ghosts I). To purchase the entire song, please go to the iTunes store.

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About Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is also an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Natasha, Maxwell, Tigger and Nigel.

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