This morning, on the bench.
wooden, painted green but worn, under as enormous pine tree
Waiting for the number 5
whenever it comes, 8 has passed twice now, I could take the 9 and transfer, but there is no bench at that stop, no tree either
I was making some notes
collecting ideas for my "suck it" theme, there are always good looking men in that apartment, it looks like there isn't much furniture inside, why?, maybe because it's dark and the curtains are sheets, look at these two, he takes his sunglasses off at the window, oh, eye contact, maybe this could be a post
When the gardener stopped to sweep under me
do you have to sweep in this exact spot RIGHT NOW? Do I look like I need a sprinkling of dust?
"Ciao" he says
ciao... I mumble mid-note, into my scarf
"I said CIAO... respond to me when I say ciao!"
Listen fucker, you're sweeping crap all over me! I'm sitting here, just waiting for the bus, just trying to take notes, enjoying the tree, avoid looking into the window across the street... and I said "ciao"... assholes should go down on the list
"Ciao" I say more clearly.
Sometimes it's better that I don't speak the language so well.