I search Craigslist for most of the day. In between the hours I spend smiling at customers who could careless for my smile. For my attempts at friendliness. For my conviviality.
They just want coffee. Just as I just want a place to call home. A place to settle down. Relax. Inhale. Exhale.
Why is it so hard to breathe?
So I hound Craigslist for something of the sort. Till that vein that runs along my temple pulsates with such intensity that all of my attention is diverted towards it. Till I have to place an index finger there in fascination. In bewilderment that my body is capable of producing such an occurrence.
Then I realize that the Girl is sitting across from me. Sitting across from me in a Starbucks in Canton asking if I want to leave. If I'd like to get something to eat.
And I must not be fully forming words because She keeps leaning closer and closer and asking what? What?
So I just hone back in to the waves of blood or fluid or wasted thoughts or whatever that are surging down my face.