Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Faux-Fang Vampire

Twelve or thirteen year-old spectre haunting the Mahogany avenue at 37 beneath where the bats hang upside down. He has his hand to his mouth. He stirs the cars to motion and makes me wonder why. Then he ghosts up to my window and drops his hand. Geez, he has two-inch fangs for canines, and he tries to shock you to give him money. I thought him unfortunate but a friend thinks they were faux fangs.

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  1. Perhaps. Nowadays people can do a lot of things to get you to pity them.

  2. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu30 November, 2011

    Imaginative and sad.

  3. This same kid approached our car with his faux fangs last week Sunday. Instead of pity, I felt a slow surge of rage within me simply for the fact he thought he could dupe me into giving him alms. It's sad in our society that even children have learned the art of manipulation to eke out a living... Could be primal survival tactics. But someone else may see it differently.


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