Sit at your table with a plate of grapes. Look at them closely. How deformed they are.
The manager called me into his office. I could never stand that man; hes so marvelously common and cowardly. On a few occasions hes tried to bare his soul to me, his abstract existence, and Ive encountered a repulsive image.
Hes abrupt with you because hes busy. Because hes preoccupied. Because hes upset. Because hes sad. He doesnt want to make love to you because hes tired. Because hes depressed. You hurt his feelings. You cut your hair.
Her parents are having friends over. Theyre drinking rosé. Off you go then, to your village fair. The guests whistle when she appears in her dress. Her mother kisses her and rubs her cheek to get the lipstick off. Her father gives her a ten-franc note.
The vaseblue, potterywas a gift from my college boyfriend. Wed drifted apart and become just friends for a few years and sometimes we wrote and sometimes we called and we invited each other to our weddings in cities four hours apart and neither of us went to the others wedding and we sent each other presents.