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It’s in front of Santa Cristos Hospital. Behind Mi Tierra and the Alameda Museum.

I can’t recall the occasion, reason for the visit, or what I found attractive about the image. Looking a second time, there was something in the sign rent asunder, or viewed askew, or perhaps the texture of the wood, then the sign, hanging.

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Mopping Mercury Retrograde:
I was in a coffee shop. Not that it matters, some people hang out in bars, some hang out in pool halls, I tend to favor places that sell little cups of coffee that are made expressly for me (espresso).

One of the little girls working (Virgo), she was mopping the floor. I pulled my feet up and parked my boots on the coffee table. She continued to mop with a well-worn sigh.

We made polite chatter. She mopped under where my feet should be, then moved the “Peligroso Mojado” (danger – wet) sign. She mopped in front of the entrance.

Two customers entered, tracked soot, city dirt and dust right through the fresh mopped area. The little Virgo let out an epic sigh, rolled her brown eyes, and mopped again.

“Some people….”

Mercury is no longer retrograde but there’s a problem, and it’s like that dutiful Virgo, constantly mopping up what’s been done before.

Sigh that epic sigh and mop it once more.

About the author: Born and raised in East Texas, Kramer Wetzel, settled in a South Austin trailer park before trailer parks were cool. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Sarah Jan 19, 2010 @ 13:04

    A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a woman’s work….

    Speaking of six-dollars, there’s a Dr Hogly Wogly’s Tyler Texas Barbecue just down the street. Lunch special on Tuesdays, HUGE ‘cue sandwich for $6. Enough for two, or a very hungry one. Pretty good barbecue, too, except I’d like it a bit hotter. Everything in southern California seems to be toned down for gringo tastes, and pretty bland unless you add some extra stuff. Pio Pico or Chulula or…Tio Tapia, I think it’s called. Hot enough to make you dance. I asked the wait person if they had sauce with more zip to it, and she came back with a sandwich that made my taste buds sing Hallelujah.

  • Sarah Jan 19, 2010 @ 13:08

    Like the picture, but I wonder how the sign came to be there, in that position. Once was upright, and then the wood was re-purposed with sign attached? Composition of photo nice, with contrast between weathered wood and artificial bright sign.

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