Where do you live?
I live right here in this hole. Can you see me?
No. Is there any light in there? Can you see anything?
I can see the outline of your head surrounded by a white halo. That’s about it.
How do you survive? What do you eat down there in that dark hole?
I eat anything people up there on the surface throw down to me.
Yesterday, I got a tuna sandwich and a Diet Cola.
The day before that, I got some broccoli and what I hope was a hot dog.
I have half of a ham and cheese sandwich, but it has bite marks on it. Does that bother you?
I won’t be able to see the bite marks. If you don’t want it, I’d like to have it.
I got a mushy banana too?
Do you eat standing up? Do you own any comfortable furniture to sit on?
No, I just have two crooked pine-wood sticks.
Somebody threw ‘em down here a few weeks ago, and I was grateful to get them.
Of what use are the sticks?
I use ‘em to pretend I’m skiing on a mountain, which is the opposite of a hole.
© Brett Davidson