Random Change

RDP Tuesday: CHANGE

GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE

 

Do you see that sign? The one with the name of the city that nobody can pronounce?

I didn’t want to live there, I shouldn’t have moved there but here I am.

 

Do you see that couple, the one with the white dog?

My dog doesn’t like either one of them, but he likes their dog.

In the last few weeks I’ve noticed their  dog isn’t around anymore, his place in their

window is empty and  they keep their eyes down when they walk by me and my dog in

the evening.  My dog watches them with his head down and his ears laying flat against

his  head. I think he’d growl at them  if he was the kind of dog that growled.

 

Do you see that clock at the train station?

I’ve watched the minutes crawl away from me

one by one every single day on it’s face

sometimes I wonder where they have gone

but most of the time I don’t.

 

I’m just glad that I will never have to see some of them

ever again.

 

Maybe I should spend less time watching clocks

maybe I should spend less time wondering what makes people

do the horrible things they do

maybe the next time I move

it will be to a city with a name that people can pronounce correctly

and I don’t spell it’s name wrong on purpose

because I hate it so.

 

I think it’s time for a change.

I think it’s time to find a new clock

and wind it up but good.

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