To me my public library has always been a safe place,
But that feeling vanished in an instant,
When a man I’d never met,
Looked my body up and down
And claimed to know me,
His unapologetic eyes raking across my figure.  

He called me by my name.
Was it coincidence?
Or stalking?
Was I overreacting?

All I knew was that
in one moment I felt confident and relaxed,
And the next I felt shaken,
A single look,
Can change everything.