Is it not everyone who takes distant whispers and muffled giggles personally
The ones that are conversations away, but reach your mind through your perked ears.
Does not everyone self-consciously and arrogantly assume that their passing by sparks a side glance or a condescending chuckle from the ones who otherwise may have never crossed your path, and now you feel connected to them in a strong, unyielding, sometimes unwelcomed way…
Is it paranoid to rummage through every possible thought of what they may have said or thought about you? The clothes you’re wearing, the blemish on your face… Maybe your shirt is inside out or your makeup is horrendous or your receding-hairline is an embarrassment to anyone who sees.
Are the depths of insecurities not equally shared among us all?