Mexican Pain Pills and Butterflies
Rumpus managing editor Zoë Ruiz has a new essay at Ohio Edit. She talks about pain management, sex, friendship, and visions.
“On Tuesday night, I drive to a bar on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles to meet a poet. We are going to discuss poetry and what he will read on Thursday evening. As I drive through the tunnel on Second Street, I have a vision of me as a butterfly. In this vision, I wear a black shirt and black leggings, and attached to my back are gigantic wings. They are bright, translucent, and orange.”