Q:† Charles Willeford inscribed a copy of New Forms of Ugly:† The Immobilized Hero in Modern Fiction to you, ďTo Jack Saunders, immobilized in Del Ray.Ē
A:† Apes can brachiate faster than forests can recede.
††††† We moved.
Q:† When Bushís father was in, you went tango uniform (tits-up) and lost your house to the bank.
A:† Fear of Falling:† The Inner Life of the Middle Class.
††††† We fell.
††††† But I got a job
Q:† Then Bush and Rove rat-fucked the Democrats and you were WMPed.
††††† Workforce Management Program (WMP).
A:† Yes.† I was superannuated.
††††† Made redundant.
††††† I moved back to Parker and retired.
††††† Iím retarded, now.
††††† Thatís how a hick says retired.
††††† Why would a person retire?
††††† I didnít save enough for retirement.
††††† Every time I got laid off I cashed in the retirement to pay the mortgage.
††††† If you canít figure that out thereís something wrong with you.
Q:† Once you cashed in your retirement to go on tour for a book.
A:† How did that work out?
Q:† You went on tour.
††††† When your money ran out you went back to work as a custodian.
A:† You can do that at 65.† At 70, itís harder.
Q:† Yes.† 70 is older than 65.
A:† I didnít know that.
††††† I thought Iíd be 65 forever.
††††† I canít make a fist.† I canít open a pickle jar.
Q:† You can string a wire.
A:† Isnít my suncatcher pretty.
Q:† Is that where Brenda is going to dry her noodles?
††††† In your kitchen window?
Q:† Itís a beautiful day.
A:† Spring is here.
Q:† Youíre your own paparazzo.