Flash: Waiting Up for Father

By Greg van Eekhout.

Read by Jonathan M. Chaffin, and put to music by Instant Ambient (a side project of The Secret Life).

Jars line shelves like delicacies in a shop.

Hands clutch brown water.

Eyes and ears and tongues bob lazily in their containers.

Testicles lie shriveled against cold glass.

I have seen these things many times in many ways.