I slalomed right through all the parking meters to the no-parkingzone. I wasn’t planning on standing still, but Code Enforcementdemanded a mitten anyway. Damn.Laugh at your jailers, he advised. Let your spirit coast across thesigns and signals.Further down the road, here are the sisters of mercy who willshelter you. But they will also take your baby as payment.On the radio, to put a defnitive end to these affrontive impersonations,the true authority appeared: the threading violin follows thecrystalline voice so closely.
Laura Costas is an artist, writer and Washington, D.C., native. She is the author of three books–Ariadne Awakens: Instructions for the Labyrinth, Fabulae, Tales for an Age of Ambivalence, and Honest Stories. She loves big ideas and would like to know what you think.