Cocooned vs. Engaged
- C: I am an object.
- E: I have never been so aware of my social stature.
- C: Passers by dont even see me, they don't want to see me.
- E: They make comparisons in a single glance.
- C: I am as plain as a disturbing crack in the sidewalk. They walk with caution.
- E: I feel tied to the social fabric around me.
- C: I am still so present, so large. Do people fear me?
- E: I want to be the one to look down, look away.
- C: They are. I can see it in the way they look away from me before I have a chance to look at them.
- E: Domination comes too easy.
- C: The music begins to distract me.
- E: Am I scared of them?
- C: I am free of this social burden. I am no longer here.
- E: Am I scared of myself? My power?
- C: I do not notice my feet moving my body. I am flying.
- E: Perhaps a smile would be acceptable.
- C: The song changes, for a few moments between songs, I am here.
- E: Perhaps a "Hello".
- C: The tempo increases, so does my entire being.
- E: I am met with reciprocating favor.
- C: My heart is beating fast and loud.
- E: They need my favor of recognition.
- C: The adrenaline is coursing through me, I feel rushed.
- E: I am dominating again.
- C: I am my body.
- E: I am my social status.
When I get cat called every time I go out in public