Thursday, May 31, 2007

Today's Picture

He hunched down with his back to the concrete wall and ripped open his small sack of Cheetos. Eating them one by one, he'd sometimes pause to toss one to the crowd of pigeons shuffling anxiously nearby. The pop when the Cheeto was speared by a beak was pleasing. The resulting disintegration of the treat into useless dust made him chuckle. The desperate flapping of wings as each bird angled for a micro-bit reminded him that, at least for today, he was more civilized than they were. He lifted his backpack off the ground and left as the bird's beaks turned day-glo orange.

2 comments:

zirelda said...

Nice picture. I picked up The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls the other day. Wow.

Anne in AZ said...

If you get the chance, pick up Pesthouse by Jim Crace. I have a chapter or two to go but let me tell you this guy is GOOD!