Thought I’d never see you again. But here you are, staring at me like a white light at the end of an airport ramp crammed with waitlisted souls.
God, you are not. If I were to compare you to an omnipotent being, it would be the devil. You torture me like he does and are as unforgiving as he is.
You burn my eyes with what I thought was desire but is eyestrain instead.
As I stare into oblivion, not a word on the page, only a nagging internal voice harassing me about stupid shit.
You idiot. The Word document language is set to French. No wonder the dictionary didn’t recognize the word ”blank” or “obnoxious.”
That could happen to anyone.
Don’t you have anything better to do than annoy me?
Yes, but this is much more fun. Don’t you have laundry to do?
I still have “B” drawer clothing.
Not those old ratty jeans that are so faded the holes have holes.
I’ve got a long blouse that hides them.
Another hair-brained “I love Lucy” solution. Anyway, I thought you were trying to write…if that’s what you call sitting at your desk with eyes glazed over like a ham.
I was making progress until you interrupted.
No, you were brain-dead at your desk.
Well, it’s late. I’m fried
Brain-dead, like I said. Why waste your time trying to squeeze out a thought. You could be sleeping, two dogs deep in bed with the snorer.
I just elbow Jim when I can’t take it any more.
I was talking about you.
I’d be able to sleep if you didn’t blab incessantly about nonsensical shit. What’s a Goople anyway?
It’s the dying civilization of the Goop; distant relatives of swamp people who coexist with crocodiles with which they fight for food. But often the crocodiles win. And the Goople race continues to dwindle in numbers while the crocodiles thrive.
And you wonder why I can’t sleep.
You can’t write either. Remember, blank page, whiny babble.
Well, this time, your obnoxious cynicism and outlandish ideas have actually helped. See the words!
Damn you! I’m not finished yet. As soon as you’ve finished belching from your lousy cooking, I’m going inundate you with more crazy shit.