He’s a professional photographer and because of this, the girls trust him, sit for him, tilting their chins, tucking a stray strand of hair behind an ear. Afterward, dinner: crab cakes and lobster, linguine and […]
Dear (212) 769-5722 — Thank you for applying to leave your group text! We were absolutely blown away by the applicant pool this year. We read through many submissions including, but not limited to: family […]
All of the apologies and confessions held in my belly see the light of day.
At seventeen, I get the boy who took my virginity tattooed on my right thigh. I’ve always wanted a tattoo, and I planned to get my siblings’ handprints, overlapping and merging into one inkblot, stamped […]
Human Term(s) hu·man /ˈ(h)yo͞omən/ adjective relating to or characteristic of people or human beings. “the human body” fake, unreal, imagined, malleable, pathetic, skin sack someone is inside of us “don’t kid yourself—you’re vile” “like the […]
I wrote this in 2008. I had just left a job in the financial sector right before the crisis. My close friend and writing partner had just died, and when that happened, I put away […]
A face, the pearl in the centre of a pendant
glowing to you, a sacred thing,
to keep me safely at your chain.
…and the narrow eyes of the poets glaze over at this point, for ‘unfortunately’ is a word we wear well.
There is no story. There is literally no story in this story.