A MAN COMES TO A CITY

he had been in jail
††††††††††††††††††††††† a long time
something to do
with sex and drugs
††††††††††††††††††††††† and money
 
once
††††††††††† long ago
††††††††††† he had
††††††††††††††††††††††† children
 
he looks around
he gets a job
he talks to no one
a little later
he is found dead
 
one of his children
arrives to arrange
for the burial
at the services
he meets a beautiful woman
he fucks her that night
in the morning
he too is found dead
 
his brother is called
it is too late
he has died too
so they are both
buried in
potters field
 
after the funeral
a beautiful woman
is seen walking away
carring a sack of
pebbles††††††††† she walks
to the road††† calls
a taxi and goes to the airport
and sits down to
wait for the next
incoming plane

 

by Arthur Oesterreicher

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