Nate Maxson is a writer and performance artist. The author of several collections of poetry, he lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
I know that if I cut him off permanently he’d just get it somewhere else and do it in private, alone and somehow that feels crueler to me than my being the supplier if that makes any sense, and I know the Hutts still wanna run me out of business but I pay em protection money every month and it’s stupid but there’s people like Ben who need a place like mine
“Jewboy, hey you there”
I pause and quietly say, “excuse me?”
“You don’t fool me jewboy” says Mel Gibson
Then slightly softer and glancing in the mirror as if impatient, “you want a ride?”