Written by Jacob Ibrag
I like people watching when they aren’t paying attention
too much of anything. They have this emptiness in their eyes
because they aren’t looking out, rather inside. Sometimes they’d
whisper to themselves little reminders of things they wouldn’t
want to forget. Maybe it’s a song that touched them someway or
a person they saw that captured their hearts if only for a second.
Sometimes all they want to do is forget, so they take a moment to
erase what they just heard or witnessed. Their faces remain the
same, as if they ‘re watching television without actually looking.
White stagnant noise with hollowing purpose. Soulless, a shell
of their former self. They come back, eventually. Before then,
I stand still while staring at them stare at nothing.