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an accidental old man

Posted by jan oskar hansen on October 18, 2017 at 2:30 AM

An accidental old man

 

A very old man fell down a hole when he was out

walking looking at the pattern of the clouds.

The earth was loose when he tried to climb up, kept

sliding down, so he sat waiting, and it was evening.

He fell asleep and during the night water from

an ancient sea rose and filled the hole so he could

float holding onto a root, and when the water was

level with the ground he could get up and get out.

The sea that had been trapped so long kept rising

and the valley became a lake and his house, which

had been on the high ground a sought-after property,

and he could afford to buy a coffin of mahogany

with brass handles.

 

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