At The Mall With Blind Joe Death and dada
A nearly non-descript fellow in a gray flannel suit is on the down steps of the
blessed escalator in a mall near you.
The only odd thing about him his head, which is wrapped in dirty, stained white linen. Meet Blind Joe Death.
He's followed by another fellow even more non-descript than he, so why
bother to attempt to describe him. suffice to say he's in "human" in
form, as is the other guy.
The first "other guy" likes his name of "Blind joe
Death". Everybody thinks they "know" him, And that's okay withol' B.J.
The "other other guy", sometimes responds to the word, "dada", when the sotten ash falls out of his head."
They're in a be'damned shopping mall, just they two. They're looking for a Satchel Paige t'shirt, of all things.
The first other guy says "Fuck this. There aren't any Satchel shirts in this goddamn hell-hole".
To the exit they go followed by no one. Just they two.
As they get outside, BJ sniffs and says, "damn, who burned the pizza?"
And as far as thee eye can see, 'naught but smouldering ash, gray haze, and little flickers of flame.
"Wow. Looks like someone had one hell-of-a fire-sale out here, Shit." Says BJ. Dada nods affirmatively.
BJ says: "Well, look here. Somebody swept a path through the ash just for us", (of
Dada tries to nod, but instead coughs a horrendous cough that billowed black soot all'round, enclosing both of them, (and the some).
" Jesus Christ, dada. Y'coulda blowed a hole in Trump's border wall wit that one." said BJ.
"Sorry"' wheezed dada.
"Sorry, my ass. Blow all ye want. Ain't anyone checking air quality'round here.
"Might as we get our asses movin'. Who knows where we'll be at sundown......providing there's any sun to be goin'down,at all Phew!."
dada just got up, stifling several coughs, and followed BJ along the ashen road to who-knows-where.
*************************** ( "That's a wrap, fellas."]
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