Avoid Eye Contact

137 words published on March 15th

People avoid eye contact when something revealing happens to them—even if it’s beautiful.  It’s as if we’re at a party. You’re eating guacamole and flirting confidently. Without warning, your clothes disappear. Everyone gets a good look. Even if you’ve told everyone about the birthmark on your hip. Even if you’re cool with Burning Man. Doesn’t matter.

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