Quick Fiction

The crochety old man parks
his ass the rocking chair, that
was originally his great aunt,
with the TV on which he is not
paying attention to what is on.
Instead, he gets his tablet, boots
it up, then decides to read how
the country is going to hell in
a hand basket. He’s disgusted
with he what he has read, and
in a raised voice which startles
his sleeping dog, “Fucking Politicians,
they can all go to hell.”