I can subsist but barely.
Coexisting is easy when I'm standing straight, ignoring the depthless circle hovering in mid air. I can walk down the halls and feel my feet pressing into the outline of the footsteps left before and pretend to fill them exactly.
I have walked where they have walked and so we are the same.
I can laugh and smile and believe. I can peel back the artificial life and climb into its skin, become the main character.