From my  window  a sliver of  moon casts a haze over the water. I can hear the  rush of soft waves. Those  creatures beneath the depths,  do they sleep,  dream?  If  parted do they grieve?  Down the street  I can see  the lights from  an all night store. A man waits behind the counter.  Cautiously he  slips his hand under his jacket and takes a long swig from a  bottle.   A group of young thugs gather outside the storefront.   I imagine them  harming the storekeeper.  Distracted by the young whore taking shelter in a doorway they laugh and whisper. Oblivious to her vulnerability she sleeps as though she has never heard of  birds of prey that swoop down with jagged talons hungry for butchery.   I watch intently  in case I need to call out a warning  but losing interest they disappear into the dark.
Maybe nothing is real. Maybe   everything I see and hear is an illusion.   I lose focus on the  outside world and the burn of you stings relentlessly just below the surface.   I want to sleep forever, not give a damn about you.

 

54 thoughts on “Night LIfe

  1. I wish I could tell a story with such emotional impact and visual intensity. I think of the many thousands of short stories I’ve read and this one rises to the top of memory. The music video is also remarkable. To me, Master story telling reads like this.

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  2. You have portrayed a slice of life, from an ill baked pie.
    The dingy, harsh and repellent visuals are made all the more so, juxtaposed against your elegant writing.
    I love reading your work.

    Love the new pic in the footer!!!!!

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  3. I love what you wrote I could see it in my mind. I also love the video. Both inspiring Dear Holly. You are such a beautiful writer. This is the first thing I read this morning. Have a great day. 💕💜❤️

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  4. On Dr King (Comments closed, hehe!) I just read in the French press that some “researchers” are “questioning” his “radical” positions… Seriously? And they get printed…
    Is it me or is Stupidity gaining ground every day?
    😦

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      1. I know, I know… Just met a true representative of those Morons near Tulum. Didn’t know rednecks traveled now… Sigh…
        (I am following -from afar- the impeachment proceedings in the Senate. America is losing its soul, thanks to the Reps… Re-sigh)

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