Sunday, May 06, 2007
The Big Spoon.
What do you think about?
Do you think about losing touch?
Sitting between two hardened men, in the middle of a congested block of traffic, do you wonder what your Dad is doing thousands of miles away? Mending an incision for 30 years? Watching thunderheads crash together above the mesas?
Do you think about your friends that you don't talk with anymore?
The ones that are even further away than your Father?
The ones that seemingly got ripped away and feel lost forever?
What about your little brother? What is he doing?
Is he growing into a person you won't recognize the next time you see each other?
Is he still smoking weed? Does he have a girlfriend? Does he like his job?
Is your Mom still a busy little bee? Always buzzing around until it is time to go to sleep?
Are you losing touch with everything or does it just feel that way?
When you look in the mirror, do you even recognize yourself? Less hair? A couple extra pounds? Physically stronger, emotionally weaker? Loss of appetite? Loss of space?
I found 11 dollars on the subway steps the other day, so I'm not sweating it.