all he knew…

he’d stay inside all day and look out windows…never ventured away from home…sat in an overstuffed chair completely unaware of time…the day…didn’t even know the month…he’d just watch seasons change…green trees turn orange and red…streets go from bare to covered in snow…locked away…locked away…

lived off cans of soup…saved them up for the appocolyse…always the threat the world would end…he could tell by sounds of guns being fired…sirens goin’ off…children crying…figured it was all gonna end soon…real soon…

s’why he stopped livin’…didn’t want any part of it anymore…no more women…or TV…stopped reading books and papers…disconnected the phone…just watched seasons change…waiting…waiting…

and he felt real safe under his blanket…bowl of split pea with ham…comforting…wasn’t scared…didn’t live in fear…just looked out the windows as fall became winter and winter became spring…summer creeped into his eyes as well…the colors of the trees was all he knew…all he knew…all he knew…

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