What Else?

Can we go somewhere else, I’m tired of looking at this.

We came here to look at this.

Yeah, but it was your idea.

Look at those trees. They’re beautiful.

I already looked at those trees.

Those ones right there?

Yup.

What about that goat over on the hill. That’s a nice goat.
I’ve seen nicer goats.
Well, what do you want to look at?

I don’t know.

Why don’t you look at me.

I’m already looking at you.

What do you see?

An idiot.
What else?

There’s dried snot in your nose.

What else?

You have bags under your eyes.

What else?

You’ve worn that shirt three days in a row.

What else?

Your tooth is chipped.

What else?

You have really bad coffee breath.

What else?

There’s a sadness in your eyes.

What else?

The wound is almost visible.

What else?

You’ve come out here looking for something. Answers. Solace. You don’t even know.

What else?

When you made the decision to leave you didn’t expect to lose such a large piece of yourself.

What else?

Now you’ve dragged me out here for someone to talk to so you don’t have to listen to your own thoughts.

What else?

You’ve questioned every decision you’ve made since. You’re scared. You feel brittle like a frozen pond in the spring.

What else?

You don’t want to take a wrong step. To fall through.

What else?

You’re completely lost.

What else?

I’m tired of this.

What else?

I’m going back to the car.