Fifty Shades of shadowbox
The Worly Building,
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When the white blanket
falls through the night
with photographic stillness
in a world turned black
and white with
frozen breath and
A crystalline glean,
fragile and eternal.
So strangely empty,
The Non Fiction Theater of the Truly Mundane
Scene: a parking lot very close to old Cleveland Municipal Stadium after a football game sometime in the mid 1980s. The Browns had just lost by double-digit points … 3 touchdowns worth … to the Cincinnati Bengals. Several people in the lot are still tailgating. Rick and his wife Yvonne are in a group of about 10. Everyone is dressed in either Browns sweatshirts or jerseys. Standing directly beside Rick is a burly, spark plug of a man named Mike. He is wearing a Browns jersey, a Browns cap and holding a GIANT beer mug full of beer. A Cleveland Browns logo adorns the front of his mug. The group is mostly somberly sloshed. There is a pall over the entire parking lot. Everyone with the exception of Mike is grumbling.
Rick – Did that game SUCK or what?
Grumbling group – Sure did! We were never IN it! I thought the Brownies were supposed to be GOOD this season!! I might not ever go to another game!
Rick – yeah! It wasn’t even close to competitive.
Grumbling group – Typical Cleveland sports! Grumble, grumble, and grumble.
Rick turns in Mike’s direction.
Rick – You’re awfully quiet Mike.
Mike lifts his giant Browns beer mug as if toasting, brings it to his mouth and takes a long, deep gulp of beer.
He looks at Rick intently and smiles.
Mike – I dunno. I saw some real positives today … some good things … stuff we can build on for next week’s game.
Rick – his Browns jerseyed self
Yvonne - her Browns jerseyed self
Group – their Browns clad, grumbling selves
Mike – his Browns jerseyed, Browns capped, toasting, beer drinking, sunny side of the street self
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