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The dry dusty road seemed endless. Uphill like Sisyphus day in and day out. Poetry and mythology came out in gasps as day old coffee trickled down my hands, from a white knuckled cup. Is this the price of high school romance? 3 text books and a filtered cigarette? I reproached the same dirt with the same vigor as always. The same steps in the same dry dust under the trees. Calling out in a drunkard’s voice with a hint of accent a man spoke. Oblivious to my future, forgetting my desires, and drowning in my own self misery I ignore it. “Come here” he blurts out words like vomit. Taken aback I stop. The dust spreads around my feet, a few steps away lays destiny. My small musty house with apocalyptic fairy tales and mice filled walls. A large dog stands near. I glance. “Don’t be afraid.” he slurred. I analyze his life, trying to piece who he is. Who I am. Butterflies scattered off his tongue with moonshine and nicotine. Smoke stood between us. “Don’t be afraid.” the death of Sisyphus lies in my hands. I stare at my stranger, my butterfly man. With whiskey lips and aging eyes. Once a lover, dreamer, and heretic but retired as a god. Testing my courage he demands. Soft fur in my milk white hands. . I continue to walk past the flowers. Almost a run. Don’t be afraid.
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