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Taking Our Time
by Jonathan Segol
“Attention: it is now 11:30. The park will close at midnight. You have thirty minutes to leave the park.”
The three of us–Roger, Billy and me—could leave this park in two minutes, in any direction. It’s a small neighborhood park. But after those instructions blare from the loudspeaker on the golfcart-sized vehicle with its headlight pointed at us, we agree it might take us longer leave to the park. Thirty-one minutes at least.