Buckminster & Amber – 35


Easter in Sweden, and here we are hiding in a closet. Do we get eggs? No. Extra snacks? No.

I tell you, Amber, I can’t take much more of this. 

It’s not so bad Bucks. Lighten up. They’re sure to get some furniture sooner or later.

Right. While I’m still young?

 You haven’t been young for years, Bucks.

Well I feel young. Young enough to escape from this architectural desert.

But what about the nice little house Willie made for us?

Right, our cardboard condo. First time someone forgets to close the door I’ll be gone like a cool breeze.

You tried that in Seattle, Bucks, and you came back with fleas.

 They don’t have fleas in Sweden.

 Where did you hear that?

 I just know. It’s intuitive . . . animal instinct.

 You’re tripping. If you used your furry head you could find new places to hide here.

 I suppose you have?

 I could if I wanted to. And this closet’s not so bad.

 I guess if you’re in love with shoes it’s not so bad, but I’m not into that.



About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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One Response to Buckminster & Amber – 35

  1. I think Bucks needs an anti- depressant or huge amounts of St John’s wort and zinc!!!!
    can’t you get a harness and a lead and take him for a walk… he might hate the snow with any luck!!!!

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