|Mercy (standard:other, 277 words)|
|Author: rb||Added: Aug 25 2001||Views/Reads: 1949/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|"Its amazing what you can see with the right kind of eyes. I sit here above the streets watching the ebb and flow of humanity." Feedback is appreciated. If you don't like it, please make sure you tell me why. Thanks|
Mercy Its amazing what you can see with the right kind of eyes. I sit here above the streets watching the ebb and flow of humanity. I see a thousand unwilling actors in a mad and desperate passion play, all imagining themselves in the starring role. I see clichés of love and hate, pity and malice, joy and despair, each display more false than the last. I see a prostitute mechanically turning trick after trick selling the one things she has worth anything. She stands on the curb like a disgruntled office worker on the ledge of the twelfth story window threatening to jump, desperately wanting to be saved. Behind the poorly applied red lipstick and the black eye not quite concealed by the extra layer of cheap makeup, there is a child of glass. A new crack on its once pristine and lustrous surface forms with each customer. I see a man pushing miniature green Bibles on people with uninterested faces. He's giving away hope, salvation, fear, and guilt free of charge, and with every apocalyptic gesture, light catches the small bottle of bourbon in his coat pocket. His eyes are those of a drowning man. I see the soulless mob with heads down and slumped shoulders shuffling ever onward toward their scheduled suicides and heart attacks. I see couples in each other's arms seeking comfort rather than companionship. I see men and women, young and old, living and dying. They will all receive my mercy. I grind my last cigarette into the ledge of the roof and put the bullet in the chamber. The bolt slides into place with a satisfying click. I take aim. Tweet
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