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March 2014

Both Sides – Side One

He passed the library, the central way, the petrol station, the priority sign to the highway, the¬†traffic light at the back road cross. Work was in progress there to pave back a damaged section in front of the speed detector, a segment that could become quite dangerous when drivers slowed down abruptly. A black boy wearing a fluorescent jacket was governing the travel directions; indolent and bored, he was barely holding the signaling disk in his left hand while gripping a walkie talkie with the other one; he was slowly, mechanically and almost imperceptibly waving over and over again the green light line, calling upon them to proceed. After a …

Bowing

To a cat’s friendship clouds, you, me, to such greatness I can’t stop bowing