Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Neck A Rusted Hinge






Forget my work schedule. Forget the writing projects or my self-pity and self-loathing. Its been truly hideous here with the weather here, tomorrow again dropping to twenty below, making my last post of Heston on the beach idyllic. If the fall of Western civilization is pending, count me in but only if its warm. I've had nothing to post worth saying. My concentration scattered by any number of neural responses to my body's movements, walking across the surface of an empty moon. Thing is, there are homeless people too proud to leave the cold for at least one night. I can see their collective mindset in that I, too, like to meet madness on my own terms, but the homeless ghosts of the city have always one-upped me. They are braver souls than I'll ever be...Wayne

10 comments:

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

::hugs::

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Charles Gramlich said...

Meeting madness on your own terms. Well said.

HemlockMan said...

I've never witnessed cold like that.

The most homeless people that I've seen was during a visit to Philadelphia during the Papa Bush administration. The streets were quite literally covered with the homeless. If there was a partially covered spot, there was at least one homeless person huddled underneath it. The experience was hideous.

Yvonne Navarro said...

And is the absolute, ultimate number one reason I left Chicago for Arizona: it's too frackin' cold there. Keep warm!

Lana Gramlich said...

Hang in there, hon. My sympathies for your crappy weather. <:(

Steve Malley said...

I was gonna say something about that elegant and elegiac tone in your post, but then that 'hugs' comment made grapefruit juice fly out my nose!

Stay warm.

kuroshii said...

er, well.

that "hugs" comment was actually from me, sent to wayne via email.

how very strange...

kuroshii said...

er, well.

that "hugs" comment was actually from me, sent to wayne via email.

how very strange...

kuroshii said...

er, well.

that "hugs" comment was actually from me, sent to wayne via email.

how very strange...

kuroshii said...

stranger still that my comment posted three times, when i'm pretty sure i only hit "submit" once. nor did i refresh or any of that.

hrumph. sorry folks. and wayne, feel free to delete the extra two.