My neighbor is on his balcony next to mine sitting on a plastic forest-green deck chair doing something with a pen and pad and I don't know if he's drawing or writing or filling out a crossword or maybe even circling classified ads in the paper
He's barefoot and wearing gray basketball shorts and a shirt in a very typical shade of green, hair buzzed on the sides and longer on the top
He has two cans of Coke Zero on the ground near his chair and I wonder if it's just coke or if he's had half the can already and poured rum into the empty spaces
It's cloudy out and I can tell summer's ended but fall hasn't given up on trying to be just like it yet, it's warm but I can feel the cold underneath
He offered me one of the lawn chairs and I refused but I can't help but wonder how he'd get it over here; would he pull it out of the stack and exit his apartment and walk all the way over to my staircase and back up again, or would we act like children and try to throw one all the way past my bedroom window and over the railing onto my balcony and laugh at the ridiculous sound it would make as it fell to the ground?