first and last

Always the first at any party and the last to leave. It’s obnoxious but old habits die hard. Show up by surprise on one end and get shown the door on the other. Hell, that’s every damn day. It doesn’t matter where. I’m the one that makes that first pot of coffee and usually the second because the first is gone before anyone else wakes up. The obnoxious habits die the hardest, apparently.

I woke up buzzing with no reason to be awake. No reason to buzz either but that’s another story. My body seems to be tuned into the frequency, even more than usual today.

The zeitgeist.

Prevailing winds?

Or maybe it’s the new holistic regimen and herbal supplements that’s gotten me buzzing at Mother Earth’s highest frequencies. It’s all doctor-recommended but it’s all so woo-woo to me. This is what I expect to see when I look in the mirror:

Nope. Same old me.

We watched the sun come up over the water, me and my dog. She is universally unbothered by anything but my mood. She gives me those looks, like you plan on telling me what’s going on, Human? Maybe I will, Jane. Just maybe I will. Just as soon as I figure it out.

I kind of hoped everyone would sleep through the day, but I can hear it now. The shuffles. The toilet flush upstairs. Coughs. Voices. I don’t know if I am ready to speak.

Meanwhile, back in Brooklyn:

Notification issued 05-29-2020 at 11:11 PM. Update: Due to police and protest activity, expect traffic delays, road closures and a heavy presence of emergency personnel in the following areas in Brooklyn: -Barclays Center -Fort Greene Park-Grand Army Plaza
Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.

Emergency personnel? That means police in regular English. Thanks Mr. Orwell.

Maybe I’ll just head out early and go fishing. It’s been a while since I’ve cast a line out into the salt water, maybe too long. That other stuff out there in the world? I’m not ready for all that right now.

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