"Sheesh what did that kid eat before pawing me? Deviled eggs? A/C's broken again. My steel skin isn't even cool to the touch. I am the clammy crutch of cranky joints. Salty elbows. Humid sighs. Rolling eyes looking at maps, legs, clocks, screens, anything but me. Do they think I enjoy being invisible? Being grabbed, yanked, choked, used? Is it too much to ask to be embraced? Cradled? To be—ooh. Oh. Yes."