I wrote this to showcase what happens in the 1 to 5 seconds when I first talk to a stranger when they hesitate near me and my typewriter.

“The Process”

What I don’t tell you is
I’m judging your walk,
your hidden eyes and your
jagged smile. Not to determine
if you are worthy,
but to discover a poem
in the soul you’ve hidden
like buried, forgotten

– billimarie