3. Young Thieves
What makes them young? They were laughing.
What makes them thieves? They stole.
What did they steal? Something from inside my throat. Isn’t that where laughter lives?
What did they actually take? Nothing.
What about their hands? You can steal without your hands.
So, how do you know it was them? I heard them laughing.
You need proof. Like I said, I heard them laughing.
Yes, you said. You don’t understand.
Explain. They had my laugh in their throats.
How could you tell? I know the sound of my own voice. Don’t you?
No. Maybe you only recognize it once it’s gone.
Maybe you’re looking for someone to blame for your emptiness. Maybe.
They were just kids laughing. Maybe.
You are just sad. Yes.