Monday, April 16, 2007

What would make me torture a man

Some demented vicious fucker poured drain cleaner on a playground slide. A two-year-old was burned so badly he may not walk. It was in the Sun.

I ... I mean... I can't make my mind bend around an intentional act like this. I keep constructing scenarios... some kid wondering if the chemical would dissolve the slide and not thinking...

But then I think of the little boy's grandma confronted with his clothes dissolving and his skin peeling off before her eyes, putting him in the wagon and running him home, trying to hose him off, him screaming all the while, and my mouth goes dry.

The skin of a two year old is so soft and luscious.