It took nearly forty years to age his face this way, but if he weren’t insane no one would care to notice him or more than the 5 minutes they had to stand my him in order to catch the 57. He gives a speech:
“Five thousand six hundred and ninety nine text messages, sent daily…no one reads them.”
It’s strange how oddities make lasting impressions. My favorite person I have met has been a freeway side sign holder with a sixty year old girlfriend who made a killer orange chicken.
“They want to expand Los Angeles, 50 more miles of what?”
I wonder what it might be like if we all die and find out we were being used for someone else’s entertainment. I wonder if zoo animals know they’re not supposed to be caged. I wonder what they’d say if we could understand…
Probably something like, “fuck off.”
“Twelve cans of not Hunts tomato sauce, but tomato paste, which is much worse.”
He wasn’t joking about the cans.
“Wait…why is it much worse?”
I wonder if the bees know they’re slaving away all day to make honey for us, or if they truly believe it’s for the benefit of the collective, to ensure their survival.
“There are so many more tomatoes.”
I wonder if anyone’s found a way out of this place. A door in the wardrobe. I wonder if they’d even bother tell anyone. I wouldn’t. I’d leave them all behind to fall like the dominos they’ve been shaped into.
“You are a pretty young girl”
I wonder if there will be discovered, a planet for dreams, or if the whole world will be found to be projected from an failing brain stem.
“If you think about it,
I’m a rotting corpse.”
Do you ever try to puzzle an insane man? I don’t think it’s possible on account of, I believe they are secret super geniuses.
“Would you happen to know where I can find a Walgreens?”
I can smile,
but I haven’t a damn clue.