In the Meantime
These are some things that I remember: a) He opened the van
windows to smoke and the whole cab rattled in a way the radio could not
begin to challenge. b) When he exhaled, he folded two thirds
of his lips to the right, and this was terrifying. c) He said his legs
were tree trunks. d) His feet were so far from his ankles he could
barely control them. e) His eyes were clearly tired of being a part of
Here are two things that I've forgotten: 1) what I used to call myself
2) why some bullets jam in the chamber while others get free.
You are kind of like a text message when you are angry. You light up a
dark car. You make your date nervous. You eliminate the need
for an answering machine.
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