“Friends,” he said, smiling at me. “Not wanting with anything else. Just sit under the stars as two good people. I’m on my way to get somebody in my life, but I am certain that cannot be because of my supervisor Chef. Double Mikes and Ms. C.S. would have a big roll of fair tickets to remember with that.”
I laughed. David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, I thought under the kitchen’s track-lighting of many little full moons. All those oddities fallen to and foreign on Earth—stuck here. Where else“Transplant,” A Fine Day Will Burn Through, ©William Auten
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