8 out of 9
next day in January
The weather turned unseasonably cold so the pump humming  along diligently never stops this night the rumble transforms into a biplane engine as I circle Ellis Island down on a gray landscape there is a pre dawn shadow shaping suspiciously into the likeness of a refrigerator the liberty woman is standing with an incriminating left eye sealed shut + in her right hand she twirls an hour glass saying in heavy French accent she can talk to me as long as what’s left of sand as she flips the glass like a coin + only a moment of sand remains + is gone as it crashes to the rocks below oh well she says she'll talk anyway what is it you came for but you must salute three times and do 6 jumping jacks before she will answer I motion I'm strapped in the cockpit as she waves a very rehearsed + overused annoyed never mind + turns to watch the sunrise.


  1. Are those four-count jumping jacks or two-count jumping jacks?

  2. how very magnanimous. Wouldn't have expected it of one so French

  3. Hahahahaha. She is rather supercilious