Kurt rarely wrote about his own life in a straight-forward way, preferring to place biographical information within a fictional context. His theatrics and bluster masked a deep sensitivity, and whatever hurt or trauma he suffered slipped readily into fantastic narratives filled with imaginary characters, some of whom he later incorporated into Omasters. This fictional piece, however, features Buddy Meier, and the resonance of his early life, including his mother, her apple pie, and the spectre of his father, who died when Kurt was only eleven years old. "Miss your daddy, do you Buddy boy? Well he is a logger in the forest of night, logging a long cruise like a wallowing Walloon, your lowland version of a Flying Dutchman, who may now be wending the tortuous way home to the Rome of our beautiful apple pie perennial, cooling atop the oven...," he writes, in the voice of his mother. One part a Joycean Alice in Wonderland, another an excursus on The Void, and yet another pure Buddy Meier.