Hello, my name is Francis Rourke

Let’s skip formalities.

We could start with some introduction about who I am and where I live and what my hobbies are, but that is too much too soon. I write and I don’t have hobbies. That’s enough for now. The best way to get to know someone is by sticking around. Seeing what comes next. Watching the unfolding process.

Are they human? Will they make an ass of themselves? Are they afraid to laugh into the face of existence? Afraid to weep at it all?

It is a slow process like watching honey drip from a spoon. It starts gradually. With a slow heaviness. But as it moves along, that weight drops out. And the drop is quick.

This is the beginning. The heaviness.

You know my name and what I do. I am also drinking whiskey at 11:47PM listening to Herb Alpert’s Whipped Cream and Other Delights record.

Until next time.





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