4 Works in Leon Stamatis & Michael Tate
snapshots through time, seen through the eyes of Leon Stamatis
Leon Stamatis is dead.
Michael hears it, but he does not believe it. It feels like decades pass as he sits in the driver’s seat, watching the road signs slip past him. Each one is a bright, garish reminder that he is fifteen, ten, two miles from a world he never wants to reach.
A world where Leon Stamatis is dead, where he has been taken away by an ambulance that cannot save him.
A deconstructed timeline of Michael Tate and Leon Stamatis, from meeting to parting to meeting again.
Leon could only remember one time where he had tried to match Michael drink for drink.
26 Dec 2017
He continued to update my calendar -- his calendar, now -- as I always had.
6:00 AM: Hit snooze button.
6:05 AM: Hit snooze button.
6:10 AM: Hit snooze button.
6:15 AM: Hit snooze button. Listen to Mallory's tirade about my motherfucking goddamn cunt of an alarm clock.
6:18 AM: Turn off alarm. Fall asleep while listening to Mallory sleep-rant.
6:47 AM: Wake up in a panic. Brush teeth.
6:51 AM: Run out the door in yesterday's clothes.
- Part 3 of Exercises in Style