Written in 10 minutes, with the Carrizozo Writers- Raw, unedited, exactly as it flowed through my fingers to the keyboard
Some nameless beach on the east coast of Vietnam
Me, Boomer, and Ed, taking it easy with a few local girls
Drinking beer, smoking pot, listening to loud music, carrying nothing deadlier than a bayonet
When Boomer had asked if I wanted to come, I thought, why not? It might be good to get away from camp for a few hours. I floated into town and woke up Kimmy, she was good to go. Ed had purloined a Jeep and we travelled the 90 minutes to the coast.
Ed had his girl, May, and Boomer brought that mangy brown and grey cur that always hung out around the camp, the one he had named Reno.
At the coast Ed pulled the Jeep in behind a grove of trees and we piled branches on it. A half-hearted effort at concealment.
time’s up – step away
- out of my life
- why not?
- a cool breeze in the summer