Is this really how you speak? Is your brain so hardwired to respond to outward stimuli that your words are so calculated and fine?
Do you have a pocketful of arsenal to fire back at any sort of quip or rhyme or anecdote? Will it make you look smart and like someone who reads lots of important articles and remembers them?
I don’t know if your heart is ever broken. I don’t know if you’re ever in awe. I don’t know if you ever looked at your aging reflection in the mirror and grew quite speechless. I’m sure if I asked you, you would quote something.
And I would shut my mouth, listen, let my face become stone. Hope that I wasn’t physically rolling my eyes and just imagining that I was. Annoyed by your reticence. Wanting to tell you who I saw in my dream last night.