I am the sumptuous table
where the many take their fill
the never failing waters
the luscious nectar runs
a boy’s breath
in a book drawn for his mother
the terror of labour is to keep smiling.
There was a time before Charles Manson. There will be a time after.
I’ve begun dancing to the resonant grumbles and pops that the earth is broadcasting — so much like music for the tone deaf.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 2013 – A gunman kills a school bus driver and holds a 6-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in Midland City, Alabama.

Text by Christof Migone. Prompts: texts by Jordan and Kathryn plus the prompts they chose.

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1967 – The “ultimate high” of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.

Todays Calls is part of the Phone Works series by Christof Migone. Website design by Endless Commons. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.