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Tag: march/april 2022

Notes in the Margin

Ferlinghetti In my mother’s battered copy of Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind, she wrote a single word in the margin of page 29. Ferlinghetti’s nearby lines are  Don’t…

One Thing

1 I had a thing about sensation. It was small, dedicated, working its way in to me. I was reminded of a bee burrowing  into the smooth cone of a flower, how it wags its bottom in the air— funny. 2 I had a…

Tool: CDLP swim shorts, $159

FEATURES: Side-seam pockets Available in “Deeper Lagoon” Ecologically considerate “Consciously constructed” in Portugal Call them hams. Call them my milkers. They are thighs, mine, and these names are the blows…

Three Bodies in Texas

There’s an optical illusion that went viral a few years ago, an illustration from a nineteenth-century German humor magazine. From one angle, the drawing looks like a duck; from another,…

Checkpoint

I crossed a border, I crossed a line, I crossed a threshold, I crossed a divide, I forded the strait between nowhere and wish, I shifted my body’s weight in the direction…

The Beach

At night, the dead lovers of the living wade out of the sea and build small fires along the break. They shed their heavy coats, empty their pockets of debris. They know…

Snow Theory

I haven’t killed a thing since 2006 The darkness out there, wet as a newborn I dog-eared the book & immediately thought of masturbation How else do we return to ourselves but to…

Side Quest

Non-exhaustive list of games mentioned: Fable What Remains of Edith Finch Disco Elysium I want to talk about endings. They can be a lot of things—wistful, wishful, demoralizing, canonical—but what they…