July 15, 2008

1973. Summer. All the kids at the apartment complex spend their days at the the swimming pool.  Everyone’s back from lunch and we’re lined up at the diving board in an endless loop to see who can make the biggest splash. Bennie and the Jets is on the radio when my turn comes up.  I run down the length of the board and jump on end.  Popping up into the air it feels like I have all the time in the world to lay my body out into a baddest ass can opener any kid in the complex has ever executed. It’s gonna be a big fucking splash.  I just know it.  It’ll even get the lifeguard wet and I’ve been trying to get her attention all day.

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