My lover, in a white dress of no one's making, is standing with a white wolf drinking gin; with a slice of lemon in the bowl. Spools of silk hang as she is smiling with her eyes and looking at me with her mouth. The moth is glaring at me while he polishes his glasses. Such obstacles, such straight, flat topped obstacles are irksome to weave through to reach her. She is out of my grasp. The stars float out of the fan and the taxi drives out from beneath her skirts. Time to go home.
Rainbow-- rainbow, rainbow, rainbow, rainbow, orb wain, brain ow, wan rib o, ran i bow, nab won ri.
Time is rainbow o'clock.
Burn the colours.
Construct the rainbow house.
Roasting in a rainbow robe.
Orb in the rain, bow in the sky.
"We'll be together forever. We are bound by strong ties, Alice. The betrayl and this action mean that we will never part. We are joined in blood and murder!"
He stands over the corpse of my husband and I gaze at him. Was this a mistake? I cannot deny that I plotted and schemed and dreamed about this. Laughed about it even. But do I really want eternity with Bob? Now the deed has been done I'm not so certain. I'm beginning to despise him already. "For God's sake this isn't a play. You don't have to be so dramatic!" I take out a cigarette.
He drops the bloodied knife in surprise. "Sorry darling, I just...well, it doesn't matter."
Conflict With A God
"You murdered my family, killed all my flocks, and cursed me with boils and disease. For what? For what reason?"
"It was, I'm afraid, to prove a point."
"The point being?"
"That now matter what happened to you, no matter what hardships I brought upon you, you would still love me."
"Well, erm, the other gods said you would only love me so long as I blessed you and allowed things to go well for you. I said I would prove them wrong. Which I'm happy to believe I did...Until now."
"Wait, let me get this straight. You destroyed everything, everything I hold dear. Ruined my family, health and livelihood...because you were feeling insecure in front of all the other gods? Because you wanted to look, "cool" and worthy to them?"
"I can tell by your tone mortal that you think it was a petty action on my part--"
"Of course I don't, why on earth would I think that? It takes skill and effort to destroy everything and your reason must have been important, a matter of grave importance in fact."
"But you don't understand the pressure I was under! They are so harsh to me and I knew you would understand, that you would pass the test, because you love me. But they wanted proof, evidence...They have no faith in humans."
"Of course. And you couldn't disappoint them. I get it."
"You understand then?"
"No. No, I don't. And I don't want to. I'll see you around...Asshole"
"You know, Job wasn't this harsh with his God! And he had it much worse than you!"