the janitors are a gullible sort

perhaps, this comes from a lack of critical thinking skills

and too much cleaning (being around those chemicals, you know)

I pretend to have supernatural powers

the head custodian is a woman

who has just survived colon cancer

She had it cut off.

I saw her walk across the parking lot

towards the door.

I fix my avocadoes

and don’t turn around

the door opens

and closes

She walks by

“Hi Kim.”

Kim turns around,

with her mouth open.

“How did you know it was me?” She asked.

“I don’t know.”

She looked around, desperately, for the answer—not convinced I was telling the truth

then she grabbed her keys, on her jangling key ring

“Oh—my keys,” she said. “That’s how you knew.”

“Probably so,” I said.

She had a worried look on her face. She didn’t believe me.

It’s best to perform miracles and refuse to take credit for them.

Tomorrow, I’m going to convince the teachers that I have telekinetic powers

They’re more difficult to fool

although, they do go through teacher training school.


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