I try not to get too close, he said. From a distance almost everything looks real.
There are some days when no matter what I say it feels like I’m far away in another country & whoever is doing the translating has had far too much to drink.
I’m going to get as far away from you as possible, she said, & there’s nothing you can do to stop me. So, I shrugged & turned & started to walk away. That’s not fair, she said, you’re not even trying.