It all starts with respect by Guy Yasko

Another one. She files it with the others, all unopened, all in
alphabetical order: AT&T, Bank of America, Clerk of Courts…

She closes her eyes, then opens them to the row of eggcups above the
desk. Time to rotate? No, not the first yet. She moves the bunny to the
end, then reverses herself. Several delicate adjustments return the
display to harmony. She meditates on the arrangement and rotation, then
corkscrews away from the desk.

She hesitates at Linda’s door, then peeks in: laundry unfolded, book
open on the bed. Chaos.

— Wayne! Wayne, honey.

— Yeah.

— Wayne, i need you to be a father to your daughter.

— What does that mean?

— The pastor said she was late for bible studies.

— What do you want me to tell her?

— That it all starts with respect. Respect for us, respect for herself,
respect for others.


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4 responses to “It all starts with respect by Guy Yasko

  1. I’m not quite sure how to read this, but I like it. :)

  2. guy

    And here i thought it was one of my more straightforward pieces. I need to get out more.

    Thanks for the read & response, Ganymeder.

  3. Okay, I’ll take your narrator and invite her to my house. This is my daughter’s room ;^)

    What IS respect anyway? Peace…

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