Feel That Urgency

I pause; I set the pen down; this is one of my best soliloquies. "What you doin' boss?", Bilta exclaims as he turns his head from the surfers to me. "I like to soliloquy when I'm by myself." "What's that?" "Write little poems--small phrases and expression to help me make sense of the world." "I would like to do that." "Everyone is a copycat", I reply as I sigh, "I can teach you." "Sure thing", he replies as...

"What happened to romance?", the writer asks. I shift in the seat; I turn my head to look out the window; I turn back to the writer. "Now, guys, treat it more like bromance when they want something--romanticism is gone.  It´s an act; it´s a aggressive demand; respectful behavior is forbidden; instead--rush in to the relationship then plateau at partners--not lovers." "I think that my girlfriend and I do it right--we walk together...

"What was that about?", the writer replies as he turns his head to me. "Telemarketers", I reply as I pick up my taza at the small cafe by the beach, "they keep calling--I keep having to go through the same routine everytime." "You think that they would get the point?" "You would--but they are paid to be persistent." "Anything else that you can do?" "No", I reply as I take a sip of coffee, "that´s...

"I´ll say it again then", the writer replies as he leans back in his chair, "I´m not going to pay for your biscottis if you don´t give me more work." "That´s an interesting quid-pro-quo but consider the big picture--the ROI on your decision", I reply as I lean back and turn my head to look out the window, "you are throwing away a lot to preserve a little." "That´s an interesting point...

"Where are you going?", the writer asks as he shuffles in his seat, "are we supposed to be going on a trip?" "Oh no--it was metaphorical.  It was just to say that I´m doing well and I would prefer space.  Like keep to the writing for your work, our job, and keep to your family when you are done.  Your family needs you and loves you--leave me alone and go home.  I mean not...

"I´ll take that bet", he replies as he leans forward. I pause; this is going to be painful. "I´ll just save you the trouble", I reply as I take a sip of coffee and turn my head to look out the window, "you are going to start with a conclusion and work the facts or evidence, data, around to support what you already think is true?" "What do you mean?" "I´m saying that you aren´t...

"I tip 18% propina every time", the writer replies as he shuffles in his seat. "Well that´s good, I guess", I reply as I lean back, "but what about donating your time to help someone. We are very upstanding citizens here and if you want to be on our team, we need to know that you care--through your actions." "Oh! I can act like I care!" "That´s a start", I say as I...

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