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  • Looking out of the window
    I cannot help but stare
    At the scenes that pass me by
    Of the people who move through shade and light
    Unaware of the fact that they are busy performing for an audience of one.

    I inspect every action
    Every blink of the eye
    I notice the way a hand glances across the temple of a sad woman
    The way a cigarette ash falls onto the breast of a tailored suit
    The small shudder that runs down a man's spine unexpectedly.

    Out of the window
    At night
    I see the blurred shapes of men and women and men and men and women and women
    And I am confronted with my own sense of self, of right and wrong, of desire
    I wonder who is holding whom's hand
    Who is waiting for an invitation into a warm bed.

    I watch, through a window that doesn't belong to me and I wonder what I am doing in this life
    I wonder what I care about
    And why
    I think about the choices I have made
    And question every one.

    I think of the taste of a ripe berry
    Of a perfectly poached egg
    Of a dark purple basil leaf
    Of a bitter Sicilian lemon.

    I watch
    And in watching
    I see the history of my life so far.

    And in my history
    I see the history of those I watch.

    Who perform themselves so perfectly
    With ease
    For an audience of one.
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