Jim Siergey: Idle Chatter

September 6th, 2018

“Is today Thursday?” I asked myself.

“Yes, it is.” I replied.

“Well,” I sighed, “I’d better start getting ready.”

“For what?”

“For Friday, you ninny.”

“Hey, there’s no need for name calling.”

“Well, you should know. After all, you are me.”

“That’s not my fault.”

“No one is blaming you. Since you are me and I am you, we should stick together.”

“We can’t help but do so.”

“Sometimes I wonder.”

“A little disagreement between oneself can be a healthy thing.”

“Who says?”

“I don’t know. Perhaps I read it somewhere.”

“I don’t recall reading that anywhere.”

“Oh, and you remember everything.”

“I remember as much as you do.”


What did you say?


“Sometimes I wonder.”

“No wonder.”

“What do you mean by that?”

“Don’t you know? You should. You’re me.”

“If I’m you, then you are me.”


“I was being sarcastic.”


“Oh, you think you know everything.”

“I know everything about me.”

“Do you really think so?”

“Not really. I’ve barely scratched the surface.”

“Do you need a band-aid?”

“Can’t you ever be serious?”

“It’s difficult. As you well know.”

“I do? Sometimes I wonder.”

“Lonely as a cloud?”


“Sorry. That may have gone over our head.”

“Like a lonely cloud.”


“So, where do we go from here?”

“I don’t know. Let’s ask me.”

“Who, me?”

“Yes, me!”

“Hell, I don’t know.”

(in unison) “Third Base!”


Editor’s note: Jim’s last post for The Third City was Barbara Harris



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