You keep the edge of your love sharp, a knife, so that those close to you know to handle it carefully. You think you’ve done it and then you discover that you’ve been endangering yourself to everybody you meet all this time.
Julia Phillips has written fiction and essays for Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Quarterly, The Morning News, The Cut, and Jezebel. She's working on a short-story collection about Kamchatka. Find her on Twitter @jkbphillips.