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so what now then?

so what now then?

on the corner of sw 5th and madison there is a human statue. he is NEVER not in motion. and yet he is always there. what gives? what is the meaning of this? is he playing at being human statuesque? or is he just really REALLY slowly making his way toward stillness (not there yet, guy)?

it’s a puzzle. yesterday, he was arranging his belongings in a briefcase (likewise painted silver, naturally). it’s a perplexing sight, to see the before, the after, but never the thing. years ago, in amsterdam (where else?), i noticed a woman-of-the-night during the day. i had seen her the night before while shamefully walking through the red light district (aka, way-too-much there there). she was mindlessly smoking in a storefront window (the women really didn’t seem to be trying at all… i guess there’s no need). i think she might have coughed. something was off about all of this. and then early the next morning, there she was. changed, as it were. off to somewhere entirely else. an Other existence. there were mushrooms involved. it was wrong that i saw her. -MBD


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