one of these could save your life
He said he’d meet me at the clinic after it was done and bring me to his place to recover. But of course I ended up taking the bus back home. I sat outside for an hour, flipping my phone open and closed, occasionally looking at the time, making sure I hadn’t somehow missed his call even though I hadn’t put the fucking thing down for even a second. You know how boys like him are, full of noble intentions when everything’s abstract, but then they chicken out the second shit gets real. It’s all hollow comic book chivalry. In their minds they are the good guys, always doing the right thing, but really they’re just little boys hiding in a treehouse from the real world, no matter how old they get.
And their memory’s like a train
You can see it getting smaller as it pulls away
And the things you can’t remember
Tell the things you can’t forget that
History puts a saint in every dream
|—||Tom Waits, “Time”|
|—||Borges, “A New Refutation of Time”|
I just woke up and realized that today is Thanksgiving. Since when did time start moving independent of my awareness of it?
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