But It’s Not Like That

Female diner at American Kitchen Cafe before the new owners, Joshua Tree CA
Eating at American Kitchen Cafe in Joshua Tree 2016. Iphone6s iColorama app

But it’s not like that. Let me try to explain.

Let me give you a real out.

Have you ever punctured something tiptop. Have you ever forgotten. Your shoes.

Have you ever spun around real fast and become. A water balloon.

Are you following all of this.

— Olivia Muenz from poem But Not (Excerpt)

Rusty Chains

Die before you die.

There is no chance after.

— C.S. Lewis, from Till We Have Faces : A Myth Retold