The Dark Side 

As I lay watching myself under the lamp while having an out of body experience at the dentist, strange thoughts run through my mind. I feel as though my cranium is being drilled instead of my tooth. I think of George, our president, and wonder what he thinks about when he has dental work done. I think of my children, who also recently had dental work and wonder what they were thinking under the drill. George too was once a sweet little boy. There are pictures in the current Vanity Fair of him with his dad. At what point does a reasonable person start acting unreasonably? They don't realize it, or certainly they would not be doing so ... right? The thought of going to the dark side and actually becoming evil is odd. How will you know when it happens? Does a mass murderer just wake up one day and realize it has happened? I saw George talking on the tube this morning at my friend's house. I don't have a television, and with the volume off I saw his mouth moving. I'm not sure it would matter if I could hear what he was saying. I think I'd still just see his mouth moving, because I'm not sure he's reasonable.

--Sally Barnes

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