Strange Attractors Series: Part 2

The Rejection

Time for my vanishing act

BJ Dawson
2 min readNov 2, 2021


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Maybe my brain’s still
swimming in Jim Beam,

but I could swear that woman
in the slight black dress is making
severe eye-contact
from across the room.

Yeah, I’m mos-def making up
stories in my head.

Women like that don’t
go for guys like me.

Not for long anyway.

They always see through the smoke
and mirrors eventually
and then they get bored,
just like… pshh!

Now there I go, yet again
thinking about her again.

The one who left me
via text message when shit
got too real for her.

Gutless rejection?
Well, not today, Marlene.
And never again.

Maybe my brain’s still swimming
in Jim Beam, but it sure looks
like that woman is
heading right for me.



BJ Dawson

Medium Top Procrastinator. Guilty of writing under the influence. No, I’m not upset. My face always looks this way. INTP