Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Eugenia

Seen outside the parking lot of the Main Street Station Casino, August 18th, 2013

Eugenia screams at the other driver through the window of her car, her gray gums and false teeth fully exposed: "Watch where you're going!" The other driver is a young woman, pale. Doesn't she know that this part of town belongs to the old, the tired, the hoarse, the broken-down? To those who lost everything (even if they never gambled a day in their lives) and hung on anyway? To those whose sleep is dreamless but provides no rest? Little girl should go back to The Strip where she belongs, where they've demolished all the women like Eugenia.

This lady didn't seem to like the fact that I needed to pull out of a parking lot. I'm still feeling a bit like an out-of-place tourist here sometimes. Not on campus, but elsewhere. I'll get over it.

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