What can YOU say in six sentences?
Storms have been cracking across the skies in the late afternoon for weeks now, after the heat and humidity have pressed the air too tightly.
He stands in a field beneath trees that sway like spines on the back of some rampaging beast, shaking his fists at the sky, grasping an iron bar, feet sunk in a pail of water.
How could you strand me here like this, among these wanton butchers, with their denial and their lies, their perversions and dilutions and their elevation of mediocrity and their unquenchable thirst for empty banal blue? Did my rejection offend you so deeply?
Lightning flares all around him and trees catch fire and sparks fly from his halo but he remains unmarked. On the other side of the world, a nation goes dark.