Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Story Of Citizen-Applicant

A fractured reality.

Citizen-Applicant had business with Government Bureau.

At Government Bureau's office, Citizen-Applicant met Certified-Bureau-Official.

Citizen-Applicant's question was simple. It was general.

Citizen-Applicant sat, then asked.

No.

Citizen-Applicant was instructed to fill out the form. First.

Form?

Name, address, age, date of birth, Government Bureau Identification Number (GBIN), street address, city, state, zip code. Mother's maiden name.

Said Certified-Bureau-Official.

Only a simple, general question applying to any Citizen-Applicant.

Not requiring any personal information.

So how about it?

What if I just ask?

Said Citizen-Applicant.

No. The form. Fill it, Certified-Bureau-Official said. The form must be filled. We have rules. Fill it. The Form. With a Capital. F.

Overruled by Certified-Bureau-Official again and again, Citizen-Applicant complied. Smeared marks onto a plastic card with a thick black marker.

Completion?

No.

Certified-Bureau-Official said Citizen-Applicant's mother was unknown and asked if Citizen-Applicant had been adopted.

No, not even once.

Certified-Bureau-Official was unhappy. Certified-Bureau-Official asked for an updated address.

Address hasn't changed. In 15 years. Said Citizen-Applicant. And not adopted.

Certified-Bureau-Official requested proof.

Citizen-Applicant, bold, asked the question. Anyway.

It was only a simple one. A simple question.

Proof? No proof, said Citizen-Applicant, and I only have a general question.

Ah, simple then, said Certified-Bureau-Official. Come back next month. Come back next month, and we'll give you Letter-A.

But I have Letter-A, said Citizen-Applicant, and I need Letter-B, can I get it now or do I need to wait until my eligibility is no longer a promise but a reality, a fact? What then?

Then?

Yes, said Certified-Bureau-Official. Starting next month, for no particular reason, come again, here, and you can receive Letter-A. If you ask.

I have Letter-A.

I need Letter-B.

Said Citizen-Applicant.

I do not understand said Certified-Bureau-Official. I cannot give you Letter-A until next month.

I have Letter-A.

I need Letter-B.

Said Citizen-Applicant.

Certified-Bureau-Official then assumed a possible martial-arts posture resembling Terrifying Sleeping Dragon. And ceased moving for a bit.

Citizen-Applicant, aware of nearby uniformed guard, did not try crawling.

Under the glass partition.

To strangle.

Certified-Bureau-Official.

For amusement.

Come along then, month after next, when your eligibility is no longer a promise but becomes a monthly fact.

Then we will give you Letter-B, said Senior-Certified-Bureau-Official strolling up to window.

Miraculously.

Letter-B? Said Citizen-Applicant.

You will give Letter-B? To me?

Yes, said Senior-Certified-Bureau-Official.

Letter-B. It will be so. Month after next.

That is what I believed all along, thought Citizen-Applicant, in his car, already blocks away.

It was only a simple question after all.


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From: buznutt.

20110630.

End Of June.
All too soon.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Morning Sniffy/2011-06-28.

Pusstifer takes my measure.
While the sun is still low.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 25. Yikes!

Attack of the bushpussy.
All nose and eyes.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Bushpussy Of June.

Black as a cat.
Soft as a whisper, with whiskers.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bush Pussy 17.

An ordinary June morning, and then...
...from out of the bushes, a pussycat.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 16, 2011.

Nothing special today.
All the chlorophyll is just there, hanging out.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

614 White And Green.

And so on.
And on, and on, and then winter again.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Eleven6.

Forecast: Large leaves approaching.
Duck or quack at your own discretion

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Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10 - Bushbunny.

A bunny in the bushes.
As you would expect, when you least expect it.

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

7eth Of Juneth.

Cloudy today.
With patches of bright yellow.

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

June Three. Grass and me.

We get along.
I don't cut it, it doesn't climb up my pants. Too far.

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Thursday, June 02, 2011