Eye For Stuff
sees a lot of stuff other people miss
Moving briskly along because introspection gives her a stomach ache.
I thought we were getting along just fine, she said, until he noticed the extra legs.
You don’t see stuff like this every day, she said & I said some things go extinct for very good reasons & she snorted & said I didn’t know much about fashion, did I?
She kept a box of letters & dried flowers & some old chocolate in a dark place & watered it until it started to rot & then she put on her best dress & some bright lipstick & took it around to everybody she knew & said, see, I told you so.
Expect the Worst
Does it count as gossip, she said, if you just know those people would go & do something like that?
I don’t really like dogs, my uncle told me once, but it’s a good way to keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood.
This is one of the exact centers of the universe & it’s in charge of a lot of the beautiful & amazing things we’ll take for granted in the future.
this is the exact center of the universe which explains why none of the usual rules apply here
Of course I believe in heaven, my grandma used to say. There’s got to be some reward for living with your grandfather for all these years.
She asked me how I felt about eternal life & I said, would I have the same aches & pains I have now because that would factor heavily into my decision.
Why do they treat us like children? they said & I said why do you treat them like adults? & their eyes opened wide & they began to laugh & talk all at once & suddenly everything looked possible again.
She saw herself reflected in the store window & then the sun changed & she disappeared & all she could see was her eyes & she remembered thinking, I make a very nice floor lamp & that was the day she decided to quit her job.
There are things I refuse to show you, my mirror told me. You’ve got enough to worry about already.
Enough Time (No Gender)
Everything changed the day I figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in my life.
Enough Time (Masculine)
Everything changed the day he figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in his life.
Enough Time (Feminine)
Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.
I try not to cry about everything I’ve done wrong she said, because I don’t get enough fluids as it is already.
Enig med meg
Jeg tror livet ville ha vaert lettere, sa hun, om bare jeg selv kunne bli enig med meg om noe
When I told him I had a major in English, he said, too bad for you this is America & he started me out at the bottom.