Old Men and Their Candy

River Dixon is one of the most talented writers I’ve ever come across and sometimes his work just blows me away, as was the case today when I read this piece so, naturally, I had to share it with you :O) x

The Stories In Between

The old man sat
Legs crossed, foot bouncing
The blinds were drawn
Summer heat screaming
From the warped floorboards
You could see the dust, each particle
Floating in faint strips of daylight
Terminating along a piss-stained rug

I waited patiently
Struggling to maintain
As the stench assaulted each nostril
The integrity of the chair, in question
As I shifted uncomfortably

He lit a cigarette
Blue rings of smoke danced
From one ray to another
The dust, emitting a strange glow
As if tiny cosmos were being born
And just as quickly, fading into nothing
The Big Bang, right there in front of me
I was a witness

My God, I’d give anything
For a glass of water

He took a long, deep drag
Then snuffed out the cigarette
Against the table
No ashtray, hadn’t been one for years
If ever
He leaned to the left, shrugged a shoulder
Squinted his…

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Author: All About Life

Middle-aged 20 something

19 thoughts on “Old Men and Their Candy”

    1. Hi Rory, yes I’m still around :O) Sorry I’ve not been about but marketing a book and writing a second one takes up far more time than I thought plus there was summer and the beach and…well you know. How are things with you? How’s your shoulder – any better? xx

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    1. Hi Wendi, you’re so sweet to think of me. I know it’s been ages and sorry not to have been around. I’ve been trying to market my book and I’m in the middle of writing another one and it just seems to take up all my time. How are you doing? I hope that life is being good to you xx

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