Friday, January 29, 2010
Alone - Patricia Spencer
Marcus has been living in the park since Natalia moved away. She took half of everything. Said she needed space, that they’d always be friends. Marcus knew better. There’s a bench under the hundred year old elms where he sleeps at night. At dawn pigeons arrive. Marcus feeds them potato chips. In the afternoon he drinks cans of beer from a paper bag. One night Marcus dreamed of Nikola Tesla. Next morning he heard pigeons whispering to him from the branches above. When he answered back, they all flew away.