Mar 15, 2010 | Post by: Devon Knight No Comments

Implode (Silks & Sorrows)

He was lost in a davenport.
Plush bronze.
Mohair, perhaps.
There were ornate mirrors.
Vaulted ceilings.
And svelte perfection, abode in glass.
Despite the cashmere setting, he did not appear comfortable.

“How about the purple?”

He looked up, to find his friend exhibiting a double-breasted coat of worsted wool. The distinguished pair had already selected two suits, several shirts in varying shades, two pairs of shoes, and a dinner jacket at the treasury of a store on the New York avenue, that bore his wife’s name.

He shook his head.

Maxwell took a final glance, before returning the jacket to its crystal enclosure.

“I like the purple.”

An attendant joined their number, toting a decorative platter, replete with a lush variety of imported handkerchiefs for their perusal.

“These silks are magnificent.”

He accosted one in his grasp.

“Ben, you must feel this.”

Benjamin observed the aureate tray and its colorful revelry.


Maxwell attempted to brush the fabric against Benjamin’s face.

“No, Max.”

Though he continued.

“It is a transgression of nature to deny this material.”

“Max, come on! Stop!”

“Suit yourself.”

And then they recalled their surroundings.

Benjamin laughed.

And Maxwell was pleased.


And just as suddenly, he was filled with melancholy once more.

Maxwell turned toward the dapper attendant.

“Would you excuse us?”

The debonair gentleman took leave of the salon.

Benjamin’s eyes begun to well.

“I cry every night, Max.”

Maxwell attempted to find solace in the vibrant textiles, but was unsuccessful.

This time, he extended the silk in an outstretched hand.

Benjamin accepted,
And buried his face in indulgence.

“I know, Ben. I know.”

Implode. Part XVIII – DK

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    With regard to <em>Implode</em>, certain details, locations, occurences, et al. may not resonate along your cerebral palate if read out of context. For this reason, it is recommended following the episodes in chronological order, as they appear, which requires a bit of time travel.

    The first experience occurs in January 2010 with <a href="">The Birth of Max Mulberry</a>.

    Thank you.

    For allowing me to be apart of you,
    If only for a moment.

    - DK