Hello, stranger

August 3, 2001

i am watching you. the way you move, the clothes you wear, the things you do. i try not to stare, but i can’t help it. sometimes you are so fascinating i can’t keep my eyes off you. i look long and blink hard and then i repeat it in my head all the details so i can write them down later: “chambray shirt, green pumas, curly hair, crooked nose, two straws, nervous twitch.” it’s not like an obsession or anything. it’s just a new hobby.

i am trying to pay attention to someone other than myself.


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