Their Drives Subsume Them

Smiley McGrouchpants

–originally written under  Asshole B. Charitable–

“Lookit this fuckin’ asshole . . . buddy, I could put a bullet in your head . . . yeah, you’d like to see it, I bet . . . here’s some pavement . . . if I had my way, I’d . . . I’d . . . I’ll probably have to wait for that bustattheredlight goddamit! . . . I’m fine, I’m fine . . . probably shouldn’t be saying these things out loud . . . more pavement . . . most of ’em, I can’t remember if they slipped out of my mouth or not . . . there’s a quizzical look . . . shoulda finished my last year at B.U. . . .goddamn awful, what a fella’s gotta do to keep his head above water, these days . . . I haven’t slept in weeks . . . or, wait, two days ago . . . under that bleacher, before I got kicked out by the school janitor . . . more change in pockets, fumble and grip the lighter as a mental stabilizer . . .laundry’d be good, if I could ever find that bag of clothes . . . can’t remember where I stashed it, hid it too well, I think . . . damn! It’s just 12:34 PM? Another whole day to go . . . maybe I should sit down, or somethin’ . . . go to the Central Library, read a newspaper, maybe nap a little if nobody catches me . . . that should do it until 4 . . . then what? . . . well I’ll . . . welllll . . . what the? oh it’s just a cat . . . goddammit . . . ”

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