Indiscriminate Paranoia

September 12, 2012
By Aveila SILVER, Columbia, Maryland
Aveila SILVER, Columbia, Maryland
9 articles 2 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Atticus Finch, TKAM


Wait…why I am I here?
Is this my house? Is that my car?
Why did a bird just poop on that car? Why do birds poop on cars in general? Does my car look like a toilet?
This girl asked me to the dance? Why should I go to the dance with her? Do I even know her? How does she know me? I don’t even remember talking to her? Is she stalking me?
This pencil? Someone just randomly put it on my desk? Did they think it was mine? Should I keep it?
Why is the mailman staring at me? Is he looking through my mail? Did he read my mail? Is he allowed to do that?
Why is the bank charging me an overdraft fee? Did I use my card? Did I lose my card? Is someone using my lost card?
What is this sticking to my shoe? Is it gum? Is it candy? I did just step in it, so 5 second rule?
Where is my friend? Weren’t we supposed to meet at the mall? Wait, is he really my friend? Should I give him another call?
How am I supposed to drive home with all this traffic? Why does everyone leave at the same time? Should I leave earlier? Should I leave later?
What was I supposed to be writing again? A poem? An essay? A novel? Will anyone read it? Should I finish writing this?



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