As the box truck gracelessly hunkered around the bend onto the cross street, I saw through the passenger side window a wiry black man languidly supporting the weight of his head on the base of his palm with the rest of his fingers curled into a loose, retracted fist. His gaunt cheeks were framed by an attenuating jaw which gave his head the anemic shape of a light bulb. I glanced inside the cabin while waiting on the corner with the other pedestrians and caught his eyes in a brief moment of surprise, as if he were shocked to discover he was no longer invisible.

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