between pumps

Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket
Published in
2 min readApr 9, 2024

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the conversations are never about
what you really care to talk about
we’re sitting around talking in
circles and the only questions
that seem to matter are about
what time you get up in the morning
and how do you do your laundry
and how far the drive is
and what are the hours
and all the other tedious minutiae,
anything to boil you down to
a function rather than a person
with feelings and desires
and dreams and fears
and hopes and humiliations
and…

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Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket

Speculative fiction writer from New York. Editor of Scuzzbucket. For published work visit francoamatiwrites.com or buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/francoamati