He was asking for something, I took out an earbud to hear what. He was born ten years after me But looked ten years older. He told me I'd never been in jail, Never been homeless. He asked if I knew How he knew. I said, "Good guesses." He told me I looked different from other people, Said there was no fear in my eyes. He was proud of knowing so much about me. But there was more he did not know, Such as what makes me different And why there is no fear in my eyes.