One year I had a best friend
who was my roommate
too, (which is never too good), and we seemed to have
gotten mixed up at the tower of Babel
, she didn't
understand my language anymore, nor I hers. I got
so mad after struggling with words
that I threw my book at the mirror (it missed) and leaned my head back, banging it once twice three times hard
against the wall in frustration. (It sort of crunched
). She just blinked and shut the light
on her way out.
One night I wanted a hug from a specific boy and he wasn't home and I had no way of reaching him. If anyone else had been there I would have been hijacking hugs from every human I touched upon but there was no-one and not him either and this made me crazy. I yanked at my hair until my scalp hurt and I didn't get bald patches like I'd wanted but I was relieved to still have all my hair when my fit of whatever-it-was passed. Loneliness.
One time I had a billion words pounding inside
and trying to escape and no matter how fast I
typed they would not come out any way but the abortions of a novel and this infuriated me more than anything. I pounded the keyboard with my fingertips until they were numb and my fingers sore from the force and then I jabbed some more
and had to reboot my computer. While I was waiting
for Windows I broke a pencil in half and ate a big
tub of potato salad.
I would like to think this is all just hormones
it's just hormones, but sometimes I cry
myself to sleep.