Sunday, April 22, 2012

Straight & Narrow


Devlin ran the centreline. Everyone said this was the best way to do it; that anything else was gonna be more risky, would have less chance of success,
Devlin ran the centreline. It was a groove that supported his body in the upright position; it was warm and straight; it was smooth.
Devlin ran the centreline and the world ran alongside him, unoffended.
Devlin closed his eyes and fell asleep while the centreline carried him in its groove.

3 comments:

Mr. Charleston said...

The centreline groove is smooth until you hit a staple.

Harlequin said...

the images and the title on the cover.... wonderful; your "recto/verso", nice touch; the risk, switch and carry... especially who/what is carrying who/what... this is a classic garth creation.
i bow to your imagination extraordinaire.

yodoodz said...

Another evocative one my friend.

Water follows the path of least resistance impelled by the most irresistible attraction. Dozing Devlin's puddle/groove is contentedly stagnant with no curiosity to forge a path to the bottom of it all.