Open Eye Affair (“I Like My Religion”)

Open Eye Affair (“I Like My Religion”)

The pattern is a machine knit on standard tuke
just placed down, exposing real blonde hair. Her
deep-blue-green dress allows knees to poke at a
ninety degree angle, like a compass using the table
leg as an arc point of a ray emanating from her
inquisitive eyes, intelligent forehead. A vortex
of cold winter heat initiates contact points that
turn from glances to hair toss-backs. She’s the
type too absorbed in study to realize how her
essence can fill a room. For now, knowing how
many men (19-25) take a second look is sufficient.
Her hairy boyfriend sips chamomile, and now she
goes for a reverse fold-over: a hair move where
you raise your elbows as high as possible. “This
coffee is disgusting. It tastes like it’s been sitting
at the bottom of an urn for a week, then re-heated.”
But that’s Fred on the back row. Blondini the Great
is on about the relative merits of a quote read to her
by her boyfriend, from a textbook. She uses “OKay”
logic to argue a finer point, distinguishing style from
subject matter in a post-deconstructionist, strict
feminist-Freudian interpretation , admitting, in the
end, that she doesn’t really know how things would
turn out: changing positively, or damaging humanity
irreparably if her logic was to be applied in the real world.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2008. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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2 thoughts on “Open Eye Affair (“I Like My Religion”)

  1. That was excellent …….. what great “things” you write Dougstuber. Tubularsock has seen that exact same girl in many coffee bars …….. wow, she gets around!

    Tubularsock enjoys your work a great deal. Oh, and you’re good at it as well.

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