Thursday, December 29, 2005

Block Party Watermelon Casualty 1975

Against a backdrop of card tables and umbrellas, 7-year-olds sow the seeds of discord.

One jostle will soon upset the delicate balance of the universe.
Fruit will come tumbling in slo-motion, finally making a shattering impact with hot asphalt.

It is then for a split-second that eyes from above will bulge forth and shoot darts.
The accidental perpetrator will then make his stealthy getaway into the festive throngs of a secret Saturday.
And amidst the pulp and broken rind lies the future seeds of Sunday's discord.