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Alien lifeI see them looking at me and wonder:
"Do they know? Do they see that I don't belong? That I am an alien?"
I shake these thoughts from my head and look back down at the paper in front of me
I half wonder if I could get away with writing in my native tongue
They would just tell me to write in normal "English" like a normal person
Wonder if they realise just how hard it is to learn English as a second language for some people
I know they don't but a kid can dream right?
I go home and try to do my homework, I quit because I can't understand it
No matter how hard I try I can't make it
I listen to some music
Until people give me strange glances when they can hear the lyrics
They ask what kind of crap that is
I tell them simply that it's rock
They laugh and turn to each other to whisper secrets and hurt into each other's ears
God I hate the fact that I'm not born and bred
I am an immigrant
Though most would say that I'm an alien
Do I look like ET or Spock to you?
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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