Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Live With Such A Large Rat?

Baba rat

Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

My boyfriend dumped me with two months left on our lease. He still lives in the house and wants to spend time with me like we didn’t break up. My heart hurts and I feel confused at a physical level. I know I need to move on, but I have no private place to heal. How can I take care of myself until he moves out?


It is not good to live with such a large rat, such noisy cheese-nibblings, such large & everywhere droppings. It was his choice to turn into a rat; it is yrs to ask the rat to leave, or leave yrself. No one can rest with such nightly gnawings at the heart.

Previously: How Do I Work With Someone I Admire And Despise?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at