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Erstwhile Resident

It was probably too cold to take the boat out but pops insisted that we hadn’t had one of our good talks in a while.

The water lapped against the wood sides of our little white skiff while the wind carried us along. The sky was green and somber and Lady Liberty stood out in the distance looking like she’d rather be somewhere else.

“It’s pretty the way the fog hugs her from time to time, ain’t it?”

“Yeah pops, it is. Welcome home pops.”

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Fog’s Fingers Creeping In

I am looking for the sun this morning but it has yet to come up over the eastern hills. It is one of those mornings where it stays dark too long and you aren’t sure.

“Release him,” I demand from the foot of the sierras. “Unclasp thy stony grip and let us share in his warmth.”

There is a rumbling beneath my feet of the kind that originates somewhere under the waves of the Pacific, down in abysmal faults, and moves plates the size of continents.

I hold my ground and for a moment there is hope; shades of pink and crimson have awakened the sky but are quickly fading. There is another summons, this time reverberating from somewhere beyond the eastern horizon, that slowly gives way to fingers of fog that creep over the hills and down through its crevices. I’ll be in their grasp soon.

The entire metropolis will be in their grasp soon.

No sunshine today. Only clouds.

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Please Be Serious

“Yeah, I can write you a story.”

“How soon?”

“Do you have a pen?”

“Don’t fuck with me, Jake. Do you have anything going?

“Some things are going, some things are stalled. Some got caught in the morning fog on the way here.”

“Some gin-sodden?”

“Hey fuck off, Bill! Whiskey-sodden. I can’t stand the taste of gin.”

“Please be serious about this, Jake. We need something from you soon or else we might be going down with you.”

“Alright, Bill. It’s alright. I’ll pull myself together, just for you.”

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