Posts Tagged: emergency room

I Will Not Die for You

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Each bug in the water is one less bug on my fruit, I tell myself, ignoring the truth: under the soil, another is born. ...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: The Barbecue

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Up close, the beach was disgusting and tragic. A million tiny pieces of plastic were heaped on the shore like confetti from a hundred parades, or like the real sand on the beach threw up. ...more
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade | Rumpus Music

Albums of Our Lives: My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade

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The summer before my final year at college, my fear started to manifest as an anxiety disorder specializing in sickness and disease. ...more
Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia | Rumpus Music

My Life with Annie Lennox: A Christmas Cornucopia

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Perhaps part of what prompted me to get clean and sober was the fact I kept making myself uncomfortable. ...more

Past the Break

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Past the break lies motherhood as I understand it: the rawest life that lifts and falls and crashes against beauty, and the eternal potential for heartbreak. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Infarct, I Did

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This essay is not about love. Love doesn’t enter into it. We are talking mechanics. Four chambers, ventricles and atria. The mammalian heart, and thus, the bat heart, and thus, the human heart. ...more

Ursa Major

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Last month a bear ripped into my tent, clenched his teeth onto my upper left arm, just below my shoulder, and would not let go. ...more