• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 08
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The Stranger

Standing tall
without excuse or apology
under that ridiculous
small straw hat
between the plain
dull parentheses
of your long straight hair
your eyes astonish
your stare a challenge
fixing me in place
unable to dismiss you
to turn away
to continue as if
I hadn’t seen your dare
your insistence
I recognize you
one more bright
reshaping all the space
we share