|CFS & eggs @ Arkie's Grill, Austin, TX, via iPhone. © Ryan Schierling|
"I don't know. I don't... I don't know.
"All I ever see of you is phone pics of food on Facebook? What's up?"
(I push my runny eggs around on the plate, pick up my coffee cup and look down into the blackness.)
"It's just someone else's art in my frame. Sometimes it's easier to make the frame."
"Arkie made something beautiful here. And all I did was frame it."
"I'm not even sure Arkie's alive anymore. I think that Mexican line cook 'made' your art."
"Yeah. Maybe. Does our waitress sound Norwegian or Swedish... or Finnish to you?"