Jacob Lawrence, "Defeat," 1954
Jacob Lawrence, Defeat (1954)
Can a Game Be Literature?

Mark's Pages

October 31, 2004:

Fat little boy enjoys power. Bully boy chasing smaller boys in the park.

"What's that on your legs?", he says. Note of slight alarm. "Chicken pox?"

Skinny boy replies, "No, mosquito bites. Mosquitos are everywhere in Montana."

In hindsight it would have been better to say yes. It might have been possible to frighten him away.