mostly haikus by nick krefting

three day weekend – “a time and a place”

In Three Day Weekend on June 6, 2011 at 7:57 am

“No. In no way do I feel guilty making jokes about cancer,” Mickey said. They were sitting on the stoop outside Mickey’s apartment, even though it was a bit too windy and cold for it. It was one in the afternoon on a Saturday. “Not one bit.”

“I’m just saying, there’s a time and a place for that kind of thing. Of course you can joke about whatever you want,” said Morris, staring just to the left of Mickey’s face. “You don’t have to be a dick about it, though.”

It had been raining for two weeks straight. Not terribly strange for spring, but still, it was sort of nice to be outside and dry despite the cold.

“Who’s being a dick? Cancer happens, it is always terrible, and it is horrifying to think about. How else are we supposed to cope with it, by sulking around all day?” Mickey spit, then looked up as the wind started gusting a bit harder.

“I mean, you’re right. Obviously you’re right, but you know what I’m saying.” Morris already knew the conversation was going nowhere, and he’d kind of stopped caring about the whole thing anyway. He greeted the first raindrop with no small amount of relief. “Ah shit. Come on, man, let’s get back inside. Game’s almost on anyway.”


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