Silent Misconception

Selfie

“Selfy” – Sculpture – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Created on 4/7/2013 and destroyed on 4/7/2013 – As soon as I saw this log… I knew I needed a big stone… My natural self-portrait…

Tonight… Silence… Well… Relative silence…
Silent enough to hear the footsteps…
Slowly creeping down the alley…
Gravel crunching… Moving towards me…
Cell phone blaring inaudible sounds…
Easing closer to my yards bounds…

And then the music stops…

I know in a moment… Shots will ring out…
This is probably some gangsters scout…
Then the phone rang… What did he do…
Answered it… Hello mom… How are you…
When the call ended… He said…

Yes ma’am… I know…
I love you…
Too…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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3 thoughts on “Silent Misconception

  1. petrujviljoen says:

    This probably really happened. When I used to live in the city I had, well not quite a similar experience, but many experiences of expected danger (which was all too possible and to be expected) and one’s faith restored by an obviously harmless situation. The only reason I moved in the end, got caught in the cross-fire a tiny bit and then knew my time was up, my energies were too low to keep vigil 24/7. Look after yourself.

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  2. tony Condello says:

    really nice reversal of thought

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  3. Megan says:

    Again really great writing! 🙂

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