Bubbles

‘Earlier today I saw a police officer standing on a side-walk in the city chewing gum and blowing a bubble. It does not not matter where he was standing. The bubble matters, that’s all. I realized that I had not seen anyone blowing bubble-gum bubbles for years — maybe you have, but I have not. This one burst. His tongue retrieved the evidence. I watched, for a few moments, seconds, not minutes, fascinated by the casual disappearance of a breath. Later, I realized that I found this perplexing. It was nothing, really, but, it remained strangely compelling and I could not let the image go: law-enforcer, belly, mouth, bubble…bubble burst…’

06/05_2015 / DT

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