Scot Young, editor

Driving By Limerick by Joseph Farley

Passing the cooling towers, I ask the engineer riding shotgun, “Are we out of the kill zone yet?”

“The kill zone?” he asks.

“For the meltdown,” I say.

“Oh,” he says. “Let me tell you, if that goes, it will take the surrounding five counties with it. You’ve lived your whole life in the kill zone.”

Maybe it’s good to know this little fact, then again, maybe I should have kept my mouth shut while I was still dumb and innocent and lived in a house by a stream and not a wasteland in the far corner of the neighboring county.

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One response

  1. Joseph Farley edited Axe Factory for 24 years. His books include Suckers, For the Birds, and Longing for the Mother Tongue (March Street Press).

    May 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

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