The Paranoid Woman

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I watch a paranoid woman
from the corner of my eye
I’ve seen her before
She smells
but I have a cold today, so
the stench doesn’t permeate me
The fumes bounce off my face
as I sit here,
smiling

I don’t mean to be rude
but I’m curious
about people
about other ways of living
So I watch as the paranoid woman
sifts through her plastic, noisy bags,
scrounging
I wonder what her expression is
but I dare not look
because she is not in a zoo

“May I sit here?”
a stranger asks, politely.
The question is not rhetorical
but the paranoid woman treats it as if it were.





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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2010 at 8:22 am
youre funny-I wis I was paranoid like that. 5 stars captain.
 
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