OBSERVATION OF THE SHRINE
‘It is true Demerticles, It is a lot easier to get the world out of Jesus than Jesus out of the world’ – I bundled a snatch of 20 dollar notes into her soft and grubby hand, took a Peter Stuyvesant from my jacket pocket and having lit, I drew the smooth, nicotine draft deep down into my lungs; then to expel that same warm, comforting smoke – I did not care – this was my decadence and I was happy to lose it all – I had always wanted to visit Russia and now this was my opportunity. I felt for my ticket, bending the crisp corner between my index and third finger – It felt good!
The chill wind, blowing through me and I craved a tall, stiff glass of Stravropol. I never knew a time that my morale was so low or slow and then the blue and cream bus came into view with the icy rain drifting.
‘Marilyn, now I must say goodbye’.
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