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A Shoelace Snaps

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October 1994, no. 165

A Shoelace Snaps

by
October 1994, no. 165

Speeding on the freeway, adrift in possibility, in pursuit of dreams, Bilson, the bookman, collections inspected, autographs and associated ephemera, catalogues, modern firsts, blinks to some sort of blockage suddenly dead ahead and stomping the brake feels that shoelace snapping on that shoe suddenly loose on that foot as simultaneously an exit presents to the left which faster than thinking he takes, slewing and slowing, that rushing madhouse quit.

As you’ve guessed, of course.

That he’s dead, of course.