I have always always spoken to strangers.
A week ago a Jehovah’s Witness single mother
with two daughters from a farm in Australia
we all went for tea because she wanted her daughters
to meet a real New Yorker her daughters asked me questions (Would I ever
live on a farm in Australia was one) but the last few weeks
after three separate difficult encounters with people I don’t know about
the movie Parasite, Michael Bloomberg (different subjects)
I have decided to take a hiatus I hope brief
because I like meeting strangers and hearing
what they have to say. Most of the time.