(true story)

This morning.

She saw men running with orange life jackets and she saw women draped (silver earrings, skinny jeans and boots) over the grey bridge wall

She saw the car stopped and she saw the women cry out and she knew that someone had jumped

and all the feeling in the latitude and longitude and all the feeling that the man went through and all the feeling of eighty four years ended in a pair of striped pajamas and a worn housecoat

the feeling and the error of a well-taken-care-of car: tissues in the dash. AAA card in the glove compartment.

It was over for him and this was the morning that it had to happen this was the morning that he must drive over the river that lately has been illuminated with seagulls (so many that they look like a glowing ticker tape parade)

this is the morning that his life is over and have you ever felt a bad sad glad feeling pour over you that wasn’t yours?

life ending and beginning stop animation your mother she sure loved you your father tried his hardest your wife made love to you up until she got sick and didn’t sleep in the same bed anymore her side of the bed was cold and

it’s the end and she felt him leave the Earth she saw him float out of the water and up past the gulls and past everyone else and it was early in the morning and the men were running with lifejackets and every one works hard and their hearts pump red blood the end

(true story)

Eadweard J. Muybridge. American Eagle Flying Near the Ground: Plate 771 from Animal Locomotion (1887). 1884-86


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