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Lost at the Fair

When I was 5, he said, my family forgot & left me at the fair. I wandered around in the bright sounds & smells of hot sawdust & cotton candy for hours. It was already too late by the time my parents found me. I haven’t been fit for decent society since.

Invention

I always wanted to invent something that would move around & make funny noises & would change the world as we know it & I forgot all about that until we had kids & now I see I came pretty close.

Invisible

What are you doing? I said. I’m invisible, he said, Do I have to spell everything out for you all the time? & since he was invisible, I decided I could ignore that.