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Freeze
Rebecca Shepherd

They all freeze, everyone. All around me. Their faces, expressions, clothing, posture, hair, demeanor—tell me who they are. Their past, their present, their future. I know them in an instant. I can see their beauty and feel their pain. They are mine. They are mine to play with, mold, create and destroy. They are mine to name. They are mine. Mine alone. Then, they move. They drift away. And they are the same. They are a crowd, one mass, without differentiation. I know them not. They are their own. But I remember and let others remember.