I won't be alone tonight; I won't be alone for quite some time. I'm with Wil-Ma.
I'm not sure exactly where Wil-Ma and I met. I think it must have been in the slums of Poi Pet, Cambodia, a couple of weeks ago.
I remember that I didn't remember much at the time. About all I really remember is the mud--mud everywhere. That must have been where I met Wil-Ma, although I really can't say with any certainty.
I named Wil-Ma after Wilma Flintstone, since Wil-Ma's undoubtedly quite prehistoric. I think I'd be neither misogynistic nor inaccurate in describing Wil-Ma as a parasite, for that's what she certainly is.
Wil-Ma is, in fact, a worm. Wil-Ma the worm.
Wil-Ma no longer lives in the Poi Pet slums. She received a first-class upgrade (relatively speaking) in the lottery of life, and now enjoys traveling from continent to continent in her new home, my left foot.
Why me, and why my left foot? It could have been fate, magic, or destiny; maybe Wil-Ma was just struck by my relatively exotic pasty Caucasian-mostly appearance. As with most relationships, though, I suppose Wil-Ma's attraction to me had more to do with opportunism and pragmatism than anything else.
I can see that Wil-Ma entered me through a leech hole in the instep of my left foot. I hope there's no truth in the saying, "the way to a man's heart is through his leech hole." No, I'm sure Wil-Ma's not like that that at all.
I figure if you can't trust the worm with whom you're intimately involved, well, life's not worth living.
Wil-Ma's pleasant company; we go everywhere together. I don't like the model of the inseparable couple, but my relationship with Wil-Ma seems healthy, refreshing even. Everyone knows about couples united only at the groin, but united at the left foot? Well, that's something else.
Wil-Ma's very quiet; she's spent the last week exploring the instep of my left foot. She's left a lovely abstract pattern on my foot I quite like. My only fear is that the abstract squiggles are Cambodian for "I want to go home now."
Beats me; these trans-cultural relationships are fraught with difficulties.