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I Sit Defending the Illusion of Me Sipping on a cup of coffee, speaking of unimportant things: Kant, Independent films, The Republican Party, A waitress walking by. Cocktail deliberations in a cafe carefully hiding sincere emotions: anxiety, subtle lust, simply inspired awe, the fear of rejection. My companion sits across the table, she keeps a delicate, observant persona: smiling, quietly listening, acting calmly passive, softly touching my hand. I sit defending the illusion of me.