Forecast by Richard K. Weems

The Tricks of Time by Bill Wolak

The Tricks of Time by Bill Wolak

Forecast

Like good people, everything I say I say twice, like good people. Everything I say I say twice.

Let me say this again. (Let me say this again.)

But no. But no, I won’t. I won’t, for I will go on. For I will go on. I will tell you, tell you of the joy in my life, the joy my life has become. I will tell you. Tell you of the joy in my life. The joy my life has become.

Okay, okay. Not this. Not this time.

Time—that’s something to talk about. That is something. To talk about the weather is something to talk about worth listening to. The weather is something to talk about worth listening to. So, the weather.

So.

The weather.

It’s not that I don’t want to talk about my life. It’s not that.

I don’t want to talk. About my life, I have little to say. I have little to say about the weather, either. About the weather, either I am happy or I am disapproving. Doesn’t make much difference. I am happy. Or, I am disapproving. Doesn’t make much difference if I say much of anything on the subject at all. If I say much of anything on the subject at all, I say, “Nice day.”

Or, “Yeesh,” I say. “Nice day.” Or, “Yeesh.” What more is there?

What more?

Is there nothing, nothing? Nothing. Nothing worth saying, nothing nothing worth saying. My life? My life? You have it, your answer. You have it. Your answer has been said. Has been said, has been given, has been received, I guess. Has been given. Has been received. I guess there is little else to say. There is little else, too. Say, about the weather. About the weather we will stay. We will stay and we will discuss cold fronts, stationary fronts, wind torque and the like. And we will discuss cold.

Richard K. Weems is the author of Anything He Wants and the Cheap Stories eBook series (most recently The Way of It: New and Selected Cheap Stories). (website)

Bill Wolak is a poet, photographer, and collage artist.  He has just published his twelfth book of poetry entitled Love Opens the Hands with Nirala Press.  Recently, he was a featured poet at The Hyderabad Literary Festival.   Mr. Wolak teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.