For tonight I am teaching a class
about writing and what we want to say
and also what we don’t. When I write a story
or tell one what I don’t say is the story too. There’s
a prostitute in my building with an impressive clientele.
And the story, if I am telling it now is not how
he found his line of work what he thinks about his job
the story is not even what happens in those hours.
We can imagine that. The story is all those people,
one after another, looking for something very simple.
And thinking, for an hour or two, that they’ve found
what they are looking for.