How can you not feel the same way? How do you not notice all of the small intricacies that might as well be a cosmic neon sign to our compatibility? How can you just ignore how perfectly my head rests on your chest and allows me to feel the steady beating of your heart, which has become one of my favourite songs? How can you ignore how fate has an uncanny ability to draw us to one another? How can you ignore the blatant physical attraction that exists between us? How can you ignore the synchronicity of our witty banter? How can you ignore how badly I crave you? How can you not feel the same way?
Oh, right. Because I’m not what you want. I’m not a shiny, vapid doll for you to impress with your humor and formulated romanticism. I’m an intellectual equal; I’m more attractive mentally than physically, and you can’t handle that. I can empathize with you and challenge you instead of providing a shallow laugh-track to your ego, and that scares you.
No, I’m not what you want. But I just so happen to be exactly what you need. Have fun with your dolls.
“I need you to insult me”
“But, I dont want to insult you”
“But you HAVE to. Right now.” She said defiantly, eyes fixed onto his.
He knew when she got like this there was no other way. He took a deep breath and went
“I think its incredibly immature when you insult people because you think its funny and no one else likes it either.”
He winced as he said the last few words, as he was expecting a slap in the face for such an incisive criticism. Instead, her face fell momentarily, but regained its composure quickly enough so that if you hadn’t known her very long (and he did) you would’ve missed it. “I’m so sor—” he managed to get out before she grabbed him and kissed him. After a few seconds she released him to his appropriately confused state.
“Good. That means there’s something about me that you hate. Which means you know I’m not perfect. Now that we’ve got that squared away, we can move on.”
What the fuck is wrong with you?
You say I met you at a very strange time in your life.
But, I can’t help but think, my life is always strange.
So I suppose it’s just lovely to meet you at all.
Reality is a tricky subject. The nature of reality has been a favourite of philosophers, scientists, religious scholars and artists alike. The tangibility of objects and certainty of experiences are often taken into consideration; however these truths become skewed when variables such as time and perspective are thrown in.
I suppose it isn’t too crazy, then, that I feel as I exist within two realities at any given time.
There is my ‘actual’ reality, the one in which I go to work, school, to the grocery store, or maybe to a museum or party. This is the reality in which I have a stable relationship, good friends, and a well paying job.
But then I enter my alternate reality at night, where everything becomes questionable and I can only think with immediacy. It’s an ethereal intangibility that only emotion can create. It isn’t in the nature of the then and now, or the future. It is only the now. And within this alternate reality you’re looking at me with eyes that are so soulful I worry some will spill out and I’m questioning at what point these two realities will converge, and what consequences I’ll have to suffer.
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words but I could fill an album with photos of what I experience and they’re still worthless. I take mental photographs to help develop them into a sense of my reality.
Snapshot. I’m walking to CVS and a man says he wants to lick me up and down as he passes me on the sidewalk. Snapshot. I’m sitting on a train as a man discreetly masturbates in an adjacent seat, staring at me with eyes that pierce through me as if I were wearing saran wrap. Snapshot. I’m asked my bra size while trying to talk about the last presidential debate. “Sorry, they’re just distracting”. Snapshot. I was wearing a sweater. I take mental notes on the things said to me with bitter undertones, reminding me that I’m not that pretty anyway so why take so much offense to it. In the same breath I’m being told that they’re harmless.
Tell me they’re harmless. Tell me words can never hurt me. Make me feel irrational for keeping my fingers wrapped around my canister of pepper spray when I’m alone at night.
Snapshot. I’m being followed home again, only this time ‘leave me alone’ means ‘try harder’ and ‘I’m not interested’ means ‘change my mind’ and my pace is quickening and they are more than happy to keep up while asking if I need someone to spend the night because I look so scared. Snapshot. I’m attempting to ignore the comments that indicate they know where I work and where I live, though I’ve never spoken to them before. Snapshot. My door has four locks and I lock them all and still get very little sleep. So go ahead, tell me these things. Tell me them as my pile of mental photographs burn under the fire of my apparent delusion. Oh, that’s right, I’m just being overly sensitive.
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Aww, I’m so glad you liked what I wrote! That means a lot to me :) and your support is just as important as any walk! I’m great and hope you are too!
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oh GOD really
I can’t decide if I should be flattered or insulted by the fact everywhere I’ve worked/been offered a job has hired me solely based on my looks
Awesome subway events
- Getting lost in Harlem at 2 am
- Having a very pretty girl hit on you, ask you to join her at an after party she was on her way to, and give you her number….all from across the train platform
- Having a nice young man attempt to hit on you at 2:30 am on the Queens bound F and be told when you politely decline be told to get home safely, with complete sincerity
- Get home safely wit ha bright yellow umbrella and a pleasant drizzle out at 3 am