October 1, 2022

Letter from The Heart of The City

She writes: A sign appeared in the subway entrance: BACKPACKS AND OTHER LARGE CONTAINERS SUBJECT TO RANDOM SEARCH. Fair enough, I thought: only objects are affected: and who can argue with pure chance? That week, card tables appeared, and cops sat behind them waiting, exactly like three-card monte players, except that they looked bored to […]

Loneliness

As I walked out, with my dog on his leash, I met an old man with a sparse ponytail and a gold nose ring, standing in the middle of my street arguing with Venus. “What’s that bright thing,” he said to me, “there, a death star? A Deep State surveillance platform?” “It’s always there,” I […]