you watch movies set in new york in the nineties and city life seems so different then than it is now they capture the quintessential city culture he wonders out loud the people in the café continue with their meals no one was listening the previous statement is false and not particularly fair to the man next to him who did indeed hear him i may be old but i'm still a man the gentleman says and he heard but the words echoed in his mind as he now pondered whether stocking up on band-aids manifests the need to use them
the hairless patch on his face is quite large but he's perfectly accustomed to it as it is his hairless patch on his face so much so that every once in a while he looks in the mirror and is reminded that in theory and in agreement with the way beards work hair should be growing where there is none and suddenly he becomes aware that his beard is not as beards go and his self-induced cognitive dissonance only goes away when he remembers that he's spent literally hours of his life brushing his teeth and quite aggressively at that
We talk politics in the shower. You shampoo your beard, I condition my armpit hair. Good morning coffee breath. I love you like a palindrome. Tragic comedy, our physical love stretched thin over distance. Endings always differ. Moon circles scream it’s raining on me. Serotonin’s been locked up for years, I put her somewhere safe. Check you’re alive with a finger *****, comedy of errors sings an ode in my left ear. Here beard bristles brush hair light back catch sensitivity sits less lower lip fold selves in scene end stage right pick up towel EXIT.
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