The Conflicted Life of Cocky Humble iv

Personae: Cocky Humble, a sculptor; Sonia, his longtime lover

S: close-fitting clothes are the new fashion my love, the latest in urban chic, just try them on – see how you feel

CH: why would I want to constrict… I’m not taking the risk… what’s wrong with ones I’ve always worn?

S: c’mon, don’t be a prick… it’s just something to adorn…

CH: I’m sure that’s what Edward Gibbon thought – if only he’d known

S: Gibbon, the historian? what a fatuous comparison!

CH: Maybe… still, he did die of a swollen scrotum

S: gosh! you’re so difficult at times, okay let’s go and find you something less deleterious

CH: all for that! let us…

© Heath Muchena, 2015

7 Comments on “The Conflicted Life of Cocky Humble iv”

  1. Well that’s a ballsy post!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. vivachange77 says:

    Sort of whacky and wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. cat9984 says:

    Goodness! How did you find that out about Gibbon?


  4. I of July says:

    truthfully I cannot remember, it must have been in one of the thousands of books I’ve read… most times I’m just as surprised when I remember details as such. my mind seems to somewhat recollect when I need a metaphor or something to base a comparison on. I’ll tell you another secret – I would not even remember the author names of say the last five books I read. I read multiple books at once – at times more than ten contemporaneously – a few pages here, a few there and mostly academic books.


  5. cat9984 says:

    Wow! I figured you were a fellow intellectual, but way out of my league. Very impressive.

    Liked by 1 person

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