– Me Brick. (crowd cheers) Brick is good at being Brick. Brick graduated magna cum laude from Brick University, where Brick learned how to be Brick. Sit still. Not move. Not move even when pushed. Brick major in shelter, minor in heaviness. (crowd laughs) Brick always wanted to be part of ice cream store. Brick love pistachio ice cream, even if Brick lactose intolerant. And mildly allergic to nuts. (crowd laughs) Brick liked to watch children have carnival faces and smile eyes. Then man with graveyard for mouth and bad toupee come. Say, “Need Brick for project.” And Brick think, hotel! Brick could be hotel! Help travel people with rest, help escape from hard, hard things. Brick could be big tower, with sign that say “Welcome.” Brick would like that very much. But Brick not hotel. Brick not ice cream store. Brick here, in big, big wall. Brick see children come, no carnival faces, no smile eyes, sometimes paint Brick face, ask Brick for help. Block who live above Brick say, “No look Brick, Brick not made to look. Brick made to sit still. Not move, even when pushed. This why called Block, made to stop things.” But Brick had professor from Palestine, Brick had grandfather from Berlin, Brick know apartheid when Brick see it. Brick not made to stop things. Brick made to start things. Brick heavy enough to crack riot shield. Heavy enough to shatter patrol car window. Toss Brick into water, see how water rises with
the weight of Brick. Brick want children come with shotgun arm, trebuchet hand, use Brick to shatter graveyard man, headstone teeth. Tie Brick to graveyard
man’s tiny orange feet and sink into river. Brick see you in wall. Listening to Brick, pretend not to hear. Not to see. Not move. Even when pushed. Brick say, “Be weapon.” Brick say, “Be shelter.” Brick say, “Be pushed.” Brick say, “Be part of push.” (crowd cheers)


5 Comments

Sponge · May 23, 2019 at 4:40 pm

Jesus fuckin Christ.

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William Giles · May 24, 2019 at 5:01 am

Every time

Benjamin Ari · May 24, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Yes sir

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