Friday
Sep282018

Late August

Daniel Nester


 

I'm waiting for my father to die. I'm reduced to events strung together. How do you become a prophet? Summer's over. I'm off to school. I'm reduced to this sum of events and that feels fine. The days get shorter, summer's over. I'm off to school, where they got my classrooms all wrong.

That's fine. I feel the days growing short. Does that mean I'm a prophet? Summer's done. I'm off, unwillingly, to school. I'm waiting for my father to die.