Jewel looks up at me, sad eyes blinking at the sky. “Leaving me, leaving me, leaving me,” she says. “Everyone is always leaving me.”
That’s it. That’s all there is. My life. My sordid life.
The years. The long years. The sadness of the years.
Like Caesar, like Jewel, like the Zone. Doomed, all three. Destined for the footnotes, for the archives.
- Jewel is a hippie chick who lives in the Zone.
Caesar is Jewel’s pet California Condor.
The Zone is in California. Jewel lives there.
- Lindsay, Robert. 1979. Meandering in the Midzone. The Thief of Love on the Loose in the Last American Frontier. Unpublished fiction.