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Posts Tagged: hospitals

Paying in Time

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The contempt the place exuded for the people inside it felt physical, hanging in the air like humidity.

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Fool Me Once

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The first time I had my breasts removed was hard. The second time, less so.

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A Vocabulary for Apostates

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I needed to reshape the definitions of words that were used against me.

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Father Time Is Undefeated

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It’s a strange thing, seeing a reliable machine fail. Seeing a hero crash to earth.

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Metaphors for My Forgetful Heart

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My body is a drum, its last vibration fading out. My body is a temple, serene and contemplative, all voices finally stilled. My body is a glider plane, floating on warm currents of air in the eerie, engineless quiet.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Remembering Molly

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Ten years later I still wondered about those aviator glasses and whether The Breakfast Club could restore us.

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