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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Touch screen lady

She sits at the far end of the bar by the black carpeted wall. A heavy cloud of smoke hangs over her head. Her ashtray is overflowing and her Yukon Jack and Diet Rite are obviously neglected. The top buttons of her blouse are unbuttoned just a little too far for her aging and sagging bosom.

The place is crowded. But, no one pays her much attention.

Plugging quarters into the Tri-Peaks machine, it's not very likely she'll give up this coveted seat any time soon. Moving the cards, she touches the screen in a somewhat suggestive way with her shakily manicured nails. There are no winnings here. Just the fake glory of getting your name on the screen until someone else beats your time.

She asks the bartender if he would be so kind as to play Suzie Q by CCR on the jukebox. He nods yes.

Night after night.

Posted by Marie at January 12, 2005 12:02 PM


Wow. What a picture. Beautifully done, Marie.

Posted by: Dan at January 14, 2005 11:22 AM