FRED By Jeffrey Hart
Fred was dead as nowhere
the landlady found him starved to death
life emptied out like a funnel
stood up straight still standing!
no fingerprints, nothing!
nothing but sky and desert
everyone cared at some point, then they all forgot about him, it
whatever it was
it all blew over like an August rainstorm in the desert
curious minds sucked out all loose possiblilties
questions were asked and
all the correct answers were given
forget about flowers they never came
just quick inhales and short loud coughing exhales STALE AIR!
pieces of hanging stale air with pauses in between
scratching sounds of fingertips against foreheads
rumors were left half told because of not enough curiosity
and also because of much work needing to be done
this was well after the word funeral didn't even exist anymore
and PATIENCE was a four hour long movie
that only came to independent film theatres
the foreign film crowd, the high-falootin' curious set
and then it got re-edited into a three minute dance video
and after that it became a car commercial
The WORLD was bored with PATIENCE,
it was just to excruciating to bear
too slippery, in fact
IT WAS THE HORNS OF THE BULL THEY WERE TRYING TO MILK!
I myself grew flabberghasted
FAST CARS AND GIRLS!
fast cars and girls became the need of nearly everyone
and even PLANTS
plants had to have FAST CARS AND GIRLS!
It was totally insane! But no-one questioned it,
except F r e d our hero
who wound up dead............held hostage.....
but that's another story...................