It just keeps snowing

I’ve definitely been getting progressively weird throughout COVID. I’m already a bit strange, in my own way, but as I meet up with friends, I find myself apologizing for things I say that aren’t quite right. They pat my hand and tell me they’ve also been a little more isolated, a little less sure of the right thing to say, of body language. When the encounter has been sexual, everything feels heightened, more intense. Sometimes there are tears. I enjoy the intensity and the extra sense of intentionality brought to time spent with friends and lovers.

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