esther mailer


This is the moment we trained for.
The False Shepherd is here.
The day was not exact, but…the Prophet’s sight proves out again.
The specimen must be taken alive.
If she dies, I suspect they will give us to the bird
And whatever pieces it leaves behind will bear no names…
That was cigarette number six.
This waiting is insufferable.

Esther Mailer; July the 6th, 1912