Dear Hillary Clinton

Hi! This is Chloe over in Indianapolis, Indiana. I am here to get a few things off my chest. I think you should reevaluate how you can appeal to young voters, specifically those that have indicated they would vote for Senator Bernie Sanders in the primary election. I am a great brain to pick, as…

Fear and Sickness

I am going to New York City in two weeks. Exactly two weeks from today. And for the past few days, I have been in inundated with headaches and nausea. Nausea that grasps the back of the throat and does not let go. For awhile, I thought it was because of my phobia of taking…

Epilepsy and props with meds

It’s been 18 months since I had my last seizure and was put on medication, and almost a year and a half since my August seizure episode. On August 8th, 2014 while studying abroad in England, I started having a seizure during my sleep. I only know this because my bedmate was awakened by my jerking, and…

Fish-blood

I dreamt it was nightness dived into the algid pool   º   —grecian pillars encircling— º my blonde, fish-blooded sister clamped         around my lovely businessman º an angler told me the businessman loved me— º but sister revealed an elephant in her belly that would stay for two years, that would keep…

If we thought we could do better

Almost everyone does the best they can do at the time. I see this in my own life and when I watch my friends struggle and grow. Some people are so ignorant. They think people are lazy or make excuses. Sometimes that’s true. But believe me, if we thought we could do better—be better—we would….

Stay–free writing exercise with music

I’m listening to the Violent Femmes and wondering how a supermoon can change a relationship. I’m thinking about how I’ve never been dancing–no one’s ever asked me to dance. And this is the time I should go and dance. I should go and not care that I’m alone. I don’t know why I almost cried…

The Clitoris (by Nikky Finney)

is 9 cm deep in the pelvis, ⊇ Most of it is scrunched & hidden ⊇ New studies show the shy curl to be longer than the penis, but like Africa, the continent, it is never drawn to size. ⊇ Mapmakers, and the others, who draw important things for a living, do not want us…

Micro-poems

Beard Let’s fucking paint with that beard, let’s roll on the hardwood floor. Cover ourselves with scratchy redness before we grey and dye. Hearts Maybe it is a dead thing, my heart– or maybe my brain’s to blame, for my heart is useless– only keeps me alive How Grows a Garden One has not the…

Here Are the Four Types of Drunks, According to Science

Originally posted on TIME:
You know when you’re out with your friends at a bar, and you’ve all had the same amount to drink, yet one friend is giggling uncontrollably, another is telling a hilarious story to a group of strangers, a third is picking a fight with the bouncer, and the last is talking…