joshbrolin

14.04.2019 16:23

New York is quiet in the mornings. It’s the only time it’s quiet. Pigeons. That’s all you hear. And if you’re moving, it’s usually in a car over the Brooklyn Bridge and it’s the tongue and groves you hear underneath the tires as they roll and skip over them: “...pa pap...pa pap...pa pap.” All the trees are skeletal this time of year and the weather predictions are about as reliable as the stock market’s. This morning the fog rolls in like the massive wave in my dream last night. The one I was sure I was going to drown under. I saw it rise like a swelling balloon and I felt my heart sink. There are so many things I still want to do. People in my life whose eyes I want to look into one more time. “I love you.” “I love you too”. And in the dead of sleep you find yourself having to make a decision: scratch for safety and try to make it over Everest or turn your board around and fall with every fear you’ve ever confronted, the running of the bulls of Pamplona and you’re there alone, stuck still, psychically ratcheted down. Go: scream into the deafening off shore wind, stand up in front of an ominous claw grabbing for you, race down the face with millions of tons of water forced to shore by some raging storm way out at sea. Remember the last time I told you I love you? Well, I love you. I love you very much. Going. Then silence in the fog of New York. This car rolling along the Brooklyn Bridge. I made the wave, woke up, walked outside and listened to the pigeons. You’re still crystal clear to me no matter what dream I’m pretending to live through. All of you.

194 Comments

jamminnnnnnnnn

jamminnnnnnnnn

The law of one?

25.04.2019 18:58

storygirl006

storygirl006

Gorgeous prose 🙏🏼

22.04.2019 22:38

hugomrmarques

hugomrmarques

You’re a fucking writer!

22.04.2019 18:08

jlx27

jlx27

That story is amazing. You should write poetry.

19.04.2019 07:11

pixnwordz

pixnwordz

Send that directly to the New Yorker my Brother!

18.04.2019 01:18

niky_guevara

niky_guevara

Poet ❤️

18.04.2019 00:39

megapedronite21

megapedronite21

Check my Story

17.04.2019 05:44

travelin_jim

travelin_jim

Do you have a Twitter account?

16.04.2019 17:17

kitty_o_hello

kitty_o_hello

Damn.

16.04.2019 14:09

kykyelizabeth

kykyelizabeth

Deep

16.04.2019 13:24

nikki_dub

nikki_dub

Your writing is beautiful.

16.04.2019 06:27