When You Realize What You Are

In their eyes

Ben Kassoy
Human Parts
Published in
1 min readApr 29, 2019


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When you realize you’re somebody’s:

thirst trap

guilty pleasure

secret fetish

good story

slight upgrade

spring break

favorite mistake

night nurse

cheap shrink

free sample

foster parent

motel 6

resume builder

dress rehearsal

brunch pimp

stunt double

revenge body

bomb diffuser

duty free souvenir


desire portal

cautionary tale

weekend special

bagel place

afternoon deee-lite

woman who runs with the wolves

sza lyric

high maintenance episode

genie in a bottle

year of yes

waste of time

glory hole of validation

pez dispenser of attention

random compliment generator

back-alley god-knows-what

build-a-beard workshop

excuse to see incredibles 2 in theaters

one before The One

Read Part 2, “When You Realize What (Else) You Are”



Ben Kassoy
Human Parts

Poet, writer, author of THE FUNNY THING ABOUT A PANIC ATTACK -- available now! www.benkassoy.com/books