Indian Summer

Nick Masesso, Jr.

“The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season; infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled”. – Henry Adams

Returning to my comfort station, reclining as calm and safe as a man watching a snow storm from his fireplace, resplendent in my throne as form-fitting as a dentist’s chair; the Technicolor movie that never ends burns outside my writers window; bringing me once again to a level of consciousness and sense of detail rarely met. The weather seer on the magic box tells me this very day brings forth the peak of Fall’s funeral colors.

Autumn leaves empty of promise as a woman past the magic of birth cascade choreographed in a wonderland as quiet as asylum walls, yet hot as the boiler room of the damned; death colored egg yolk yellow and shot through with…

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About circusinpurgatory
Nick Masesso Jr’s fictionalized short stories, poetry and prose have been published in the Starry Night Review, Elegant Thorn Review, Language and Culture.net and Vagabond Press; the Battered Suitcase. His latest book “Armor of Innocence” and first book “Walking the Midway in Purgatory, a Journal” are available on-line and through bookstores.

2 Responses to Indian Summer

  1. Roy says:

    Nick.

    I like your latest piece. Z is chasing African dreams and has weak documentation. Sends out unsigned contract with Goodluck former president of Nigeria and a letter looking for 11000 to pay to African development bank who he says will give him 120 million.

    I am worried he is scamming people but more likely being scammed.

    Roy

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    • Befriend the handicapped; they’re fun to watch. Meanwhile thanks for liking my piece. Its an old y like the last few. I’m mining the archives because I’m to comfortable to write anything new. Life is perfect; minus more money and some pussy.

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