away a long time coming

they boarded a train that would serve all stations to bray (as the saying goes).
imagine that, said sponge, it sums it all up.

about away as in gone

away, said sponge, yes. away. i told the media but they would not do a thing. bit by bit i shall tell you and – block of wood. where is he?
gone, said breadroll, not here.
sounds silly, said sponge, but i can see that.
they both nodded in appreciation.

talking the moment away

and now, said sponge.
and now, said block of wood. breadroll, tired, had told him to do the talking. you do the talking, he had said and had looked away to disencourage disagreement.
and now, said block of wood after sponge had said it again. and now and now and now and now and now and now.
it’s over, said sponge, we can stop now.

© the Book of Sponge and Others.