Thursday, September 25, 2008

Drabble: Listen


At night, I still hear the gears grinding in the earth.

Of course, I know I can’t, that my hearing isn’t sensitive to pick up what no man-made instrument has ever detected.

But ever since that night horrible night of visions, when the machinery of the world revealed itself to me, I hear the mechanism each night; halting industrial rhythyms of mind-bending antiquity echo in my head.

I don’t know how long I can take it.

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“I’ve been an EMT for 10 years, but man... what drives a guy to use an ice pick as a q-tip?”

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