A Famous Anecdote in Reverse

by P. Scott Cunningham

(Originally published in The International Literary Quarterly Issue #13, Spring 2011)

Jackson Pollock!
A man walking with his hands in his pockets
The intersection of 6th Ave & Fourteenth St.
Feldman turns and looks
Wolpe points toward the street
What about the common man?
I care about the sounds
It's too esoteric
Feldman plays
Play it
I brought something new
Have a cup of tea
The tea is boiling
Steps creak
The long subway ride
The sun rises
Strange, indecipherable dreams