August 30, 2019:

The cute little mooch, on the floor with cigarette and beret.
Rebellious, that cigarette.
The Powers of Employment would not approve.

The cute little mooch, taking reservations.
There's a softness, a little-girlishness, to her features and her demeanor.
Child-sized fingers, child-sized ears.
One component of my conflicted feelings for her is that I'd like to protect her, were it possible.

The cute little mooch, drinking soda.
In memory I can hear her voice, clear as day.
She has a sweet laugh, a sensitive heart, she means well.
I'm so angry she chose not to remain friends.