The Absinthe Drinker

The Absinthe Drinker
Victor Oliva, "The Absinthe Drinker"

Prison Ink and Apple Watch

"What's it gonna be?" Teen-something undergrad recites her thyroid test numbers monotonously like a great-grandma at Denny's. Her teen-something undergrad companion is mighty patient, far more than I absent caffeine and lunch.

Gen X truckers in Peterbuilt hats have tat-covered arms. Trucker 1 is essentially gray from knuckles to t-shirt sleeve, probably higher. Trucker 2 shows prison ink and an Apple Watch. Are we used to seeing those things together? 🤔

Outside two fat cops in summer shorts hassle an even fatter street dude. There's no indication that Mister Streets has violated any codes. It's just a vanilla downtown hassle on behalf of the merchant few. In a righteous world, gathering crowds would tell the cops to move along. Unfortunately we're in California.

William H. Johnson, "Cafe" (1939-40)
William H. Johnson, Café (1939-40)

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