It’s hard to rest with so much uncertainty. We have a climate on the precipice of disaster and an economic system set to crash because of corporate greed. Corporate greed in fact is the cause of the climate crises as well. I’d go as far to say war itself is what happens when the owners of fossil fuel companies and arms manufacturers want to buy a new house.
She’s sitting with a drink in her hand: a red Solo cup. What it’s filled with I couldn’t be sure, I’m not convinced she knows either. I’ve been having a nice night so far: it’s my birthday and I’m listening to nostalgic mid-2000s pop punk classics. And she’s here. That should mean something, right?
I don’t know what attracts me to her, but I can’t deny the biology of it all: increased heart rate when she enters a room or looks in my direction, the way the hairs on my arms stand when we touch. The electricity in my body is so palpable that it might bring a paraplegic some feeling, if only fleetingly.