HE MADE SURE THE HANDLE

He made sure the handle

of the enormous black

and white

striped

umbrella

was lodged

in the cavity

between the

granite slabs

where the

mortar

had

worn

away,

in order to

conceal from general

viewing, what they were doing.

The guy with the red bandana

whose name he had

already forgotten

handed him a

syringe.