Tuesday, April 14, 2009

bobby's challenge

expecitng bobby turners endless protestations to last just about an hour, george brewster never thought to try to understand why the fire in the trees under the pyramid sent smoke all the way to uranus before the department deployed a general alarm way across petersburg's unfinished squares.
understand me, sister jane.
this is what i undertake to do for you.
reduce your stress

with bobby's permission
uranus doesn't care about the smoke
the end is not near
bobby went to see the patriarch and he got the word

"o patriarch, what is the word," he asked.
"jerusalem is being rebuilt on neptune," the patriarch answered. "they need a few good men."
"but how much are they paying?"
"they are paying the going rate. you had better hurry up before it's gone."

"forgive me, patriarch, but i was expecting a little more."
the patriarch shook his white beard.
"never mimd." he said.
quietly the birds flew away to the top of the pyramid.

st jerome approached warily.
the exhaust from the big rigs tooling down the highway made him dizzy.
try as he might, bobby could not remember the lady time .....

under the apple tree
surrender was the only option
except in the most extreme circumstances
pumping his fist, st basil ran across the drill field to the smoking pyramid

"no one deserves this more than us, brother."
kaleidoscopic laminations in the midnight orange juice
"come along, soldier."
desperately bobby looked around.

"but what did you expect?"
the constble laughed.
st jerome had treated bobby the best of all the fathers of the church.
uncle bud, uncle bud, trees are shaking, uncle bud

when they got back to the hideout they laughed their bunions off
st pater and st paul gave them their blessing
in an instant the smoke had engulfed them
bobby ran

just then an angel appeared
because of the smoke he couldn't tell which angel it was
pitter pat the rain began to fall
uranus flared in the night sky

frankie had it all figured out
st peter just shrugged
the kingdom of heaven has been delayed
the joke is on but on who?

sudenly bobby understood everything
zeros are beyond counting
pitter pat the rain began to fall
pretty soon it was a downpour

then a monsoon
may 17, 1800.

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