Sunday, February 28, 2010

Something New

Tom stepped out of the bar and into a pool of yellow-ochre light from the streetlamp. Yellow-ochre is the color of this country, he thought, and terracotta. His brain, bathed in a loose veil of red wine and whatever the Italian football players got him to drink, seemed to drift along behind him like an awkward, dumb animal. “Catch up,” he said out loud. “Put your hand in your pocket and find your keys,” he said, to the cracked sidewalk, to the slice of barely visible moon, to anything listening. “You’re going home alone, and you aren’t as drunk as you’re acting.”

1 comment:

your mom said...

OMG, are you channeling Tennessee Williams, our Tom?