THE UNANSWERED DREAMS OF A DEAD MAN
Copyright Kenyon Boltz, Ted Gerencser 2012
Published at Smashwords
THE REASON BEHIND THE REASON
Burning yourself, be it a hot pan, or a flame, is a taut lesson in the humanly order we occupy amongst ourselves. Many, if not almost all, in the throes of youth and virility, think they are invincible, immortal, if not whole-heartedly entitled to long age. I was in this camp without as much as a change of clothes; just got in the car, rolled down the windows, cranked the radio to music and lyrics bashing the conventionality of stiff upper-lipped curmudgeons.
But, laying in this person’s yard, one night after parking my car at the end of his driveway along a deserted road in the backwoods of Medina County, OH, I was awoken to the vibe of flashing red and blue, being accosted by the men in blue for allegedly driving drunk. I would have gone down for my third and lengthy rehabilitation in the service of the state if it wasn’t for an old man coming down the driveway saying I was in his company the entire night and my car was driven by somebody else: a friend of his, who blocked him in since they argued over who won at their last game of chess.