Look at the cuticles that stick out of your fingers, and bite them away. Stand up from the bench and walk away, slowly, meticulously grabbing the gum, and unwrapping it in your pocket. Throw that piece of gum into your mouth and grind at it till it tastes bland and like rubber. Tear at a piece of paper and neatly wrap the piece of gum into a small canon ball. Aim for the trash can in the corner of the room. Converse, with the books that you haven’t gotten to even in the several months that they have lain on your bookshelf. Become one with the bed and curl up like a caterpillar trying to listen to Lil Wayne and Eminem and ask yourself why they are still relevant. Sleep. Open laptop. Type this topic on Avoidance and avoid talking about avoidance. Type “Look at the cuticles that stick out of your fingers…” Sigh. Think, feel, stare. How long? Wonder.