Initiatory Scene – Post Modern Fairy Tale

In this part of the story
we see Karl
That guy over there
(honestly. . . he’ the only person around old enough to drive
ignore the girl for the moment)

Karl is pretending
Pretending to read that ‘Motor Week’ magazine
The smudgy one provided in the Instant Lube waiting room

We see Karl pretending to read a ragged magazine
that he has absolutely no interest in reading

He is trying to handle his breaking heart
The intrusive knowledge that his baby is being abused
in the adjacent oil-bay

Those foul, wretched denizens of the Grease -Pits
The cursed minion of the gods of auto-maintenance

They’re knocking about under her hood
Stripping her threads
Putting their grubby fingers all over her upholstery
Bleed her precious body of its spent fluids

Karl is shaking
His eyes refuse to focus
Quivering and chanting that personal prayer he made up as a kid
Oh, when will this torment end?

The girl
is playing quietly with her doll
(she is a creative little girl)

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Chyfrin the Celtic poet

Artist, Poet, Electrical/Biomedical Engineer, Actor, Playwright, Set construction, Educator, Lover of womankind and single malt scotch

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