The Morning

There’s a perfect hedge round this room. It’s red and it’s green and it’s filled with cheerful sparrows. The phone rings: James has colon cancer. The phone rings: Paul has colon cancer. The phone rings: Jeremy has colon cancer. How much time goes by: I have no idea. The reds get redder. And the greens get greener. The phone sits like a frog—cooling its tongue. In the hedge. All the cheerful sparrows.

Rauan Klassnik lives in Kirkland, WA–home of Costco and other big stuff. Holy Land released from Black Ocean in 2008. & The Moon’s Jaw releases early early early 2013.