Why Beckett? Why Bingo? Because such is life. Because THE BASTARD! HE DOESN’T EXIST! Because habit is a great deadener. Because if I had the use of my body, I would throw it out the window. Because in the language of extinction, precision is next to godliness. Because we wait — we are bored. Because there is nothing to be done. Because we have time to grow old. Because you can play and lose and have done with losing.
Let’s go. Yes, let’s go. (They do not move.)
Steven D Stark is the author of several books of non-fiction and his fiction and poetry have recently been published in Frigg, 3 am, Litn’Image, Mudlark, McSweeney’s, The Cafe Review, HOOT, Otoliths, OccuPoetry, Eclectica, Mobius, fleeting, and, among others, Clapboard House, where he won the short story prize.