"What do you want to achieve with your life?" He asked.
"What the fuck kind of a question is that?" She responded with the tonality of a question but the implication that she would be disappointed by his response regardless of what it was.
Disregarding her underlying aggrevation, he began to answer this question with a self-righteous response (because he clearly already felt like he was achieving lots and lots). "What would you like your obituary to note as your most significant...."
She got up and walked off from their little table at the coffee shop and headed home. Then logged onto the dating site and felt as depressed as every other time she did so.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I was a fly
On her fiberglass shower wall
It was a bath-less shower,
A claustrophobic one
In this misanthrope’s
As I was resting there,
I decided I wanted to
Catch her attention,
Maybe come in for a bite,
I buzzed in front of her eyes.
She opened them
And blinked a few times
As water soaked and re-soaked her lashes
Then she zeroed in on me
With crossed eyes
And quickly clapped her hands together.
She got me.
And looked down
To watch my little black form
Go down the drain
Then crossed herself
And quickly became aware
Of the absurd superstition
Brought on by this blasphemy
And conversed with God in her mind
Telling him he wasn’t real
And therefore shouldn’t be angry with her,
Not for killing me,
But for enjoying it.
That he couldn’t be wrathful nor vengeful
Because he didn’t exist.
(And nothing did happen to her.
Karma’s a bitch that way sometimes)
Her mind shifted to a recollection
Of a lecture in an ancient religion course
Back in undergrad
About those females Jains
Who swept the ground
Before every step they took
To prevent crushing any organisms
Along their path
Which consequently led to the death
Of some organisms
The girl presumed.
Which would’ve been sort of comical
Had she not felt envious
Of these ladies’ good intentions.
But she giggled to herself anyway
And now I’m in her internal plumbing
And I hope to God she feels permanently constipated.