FIGURES OF TRAVEL
Corollary to the phenomenon of looking familiar to strangers: the language which escapes you in one country haunts you in another. Lip reads uninterpretable speech for clues. Whether you are in her seat or fine where you are. Cherry trees along the tracks adumbrate platforms. Clucking increases among those leaving the subway through the long corridor as the number of closed, dripping unbrellas increases among those coming in. Too crowded to move, I am fascinated at the strangeness of a young man masturbating against me.
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