Off the stage,on the stage

A woman swept the morning sunlight off the baptist church.There , near the rising boulder of the blue sky, three dogs buddy-sniffed one another around a man’s pant-leg. A man caught the lungi-hem as though he was afraid it would be blown away by the wind leaving him naked in the vast wild wastes .

All the while thoughts sloshed in the mind like water in the coconut shell (hear,if you like, the slosh-sound near your ear as you shake the head) .Like the bone-clatter sound that comes when you walk with your knee-cap worn out by age.

There , from the high stage ,the Blue Roses calls out ,her glass recently broken.There was nothing blue about her nor roses. It is just pleurosis she had suffered from. She is expecting her gentleman caller.

The warehouse clerk wants adventure . He calls his mother a witch who is rising on her broomstick. She does not like his going to the movies.He is actually not going to the movies but is merely pretending.His sister is not going to the business school but is pretending.The slosh in the head is now a mere hum in the ears.

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