He's got a mouthful of rain. A dead goose in one hand, a sharp axe in the other, lying crosswise on the flooded lawn. His breakfast was feathers and catscratch.
He's ******-minded about the whole thing - his rotting toes poke through pastel orange New Balances and are perched on the edge of forgettable. He says he's daring God to **** him or give him a dollar but really he shouts catastrophe at traffic and fluid dynamics and if somebody gave him a rose he wouldn't know what to do with it except chew it petal and thorn.
I'm close to him because I, too, am going to die eventually, and between now and then any home I have is a coldwater solitaire flat - beans and egg and cheap cheese and salsa - and when I look up I drown like dumb poultry looking for a pair of fingers: snap snap