Friday, April 4, 2008

Directly Outside

Directly outside my window, the sky shimmers with an eerie glow, as if a hulking intergalactic asteroid transporter had pumped a dozen payloads of Venusian Horizon gas over next door’s fence.

Framed against the magenta skyline, a lone cat crosses a shed roof. She creeps cautiously, as if prowling for birds or fleeing from a rampant cat-buggering neighbourhood pervert I have yet to discover.

I fancy I might toss her a mouse-shaped nacho; perhaps even sound an alert with my tuba.

But I’m trapped in this place. Doomed only to witness as the world spins by, directly outside...

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