I have seen lesser gods dancing on my street. I have asked for their names.
The water for the tea is boiling. I hope you don't mind, but I need to leave. I hope you don't mind. I really hope you don't mind. I will stay, I will continue this conversation, but you can't hold it against me.
You don't believe me.
I have heard the wind patter the leaves at my doorstep like the footsteps of tree children playing.
I am nowhere near death. Why do you ask?
This is not about dying.
I have wanted to say this ever since I first saw you. The way you apply your mascara reminds me of my cat, a cheap tabby named Alexis. She ran away. The sight of you reminds me, no it's not your fault.
My knuckles are red from knocking. The door does not unhinge. I suppose that isn't strange.
The gods are the street have betrayed my humanity. The demand that I spend the night in my house watching the cars rush past my house. But I will not listen, I say, as I dip my hand into the boiling water. Look at how the tea steeps.
Would you like a drink?