‘Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt…’
“You was my brother, Charley, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda taken care of me just a little bit so I wouldn’t have to take them dives for the short-end money…!
“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe…”
“You have to demand respect in this world, ain’t nobody just gonna hand it to you…”
‘My mind rebels at stagnation, give me problems, give me work…’
“Is that what I’m supposed to tell your mother when she gets another folded American flag…”
“Rats. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren’t a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasise it…”