Life and Breasts
‘My reminder of mortality came in early 2010, and I found the narrative that followed raw but completely engrossing. For the present, but only for the present, it is behind me.’
Poor Lucky Kolyvanova
‘The red girls’ school stood opposite a grey boys’ school, built five years after it as if to proclaim the rational symmetry of the world.’
‘We are nearing the conclusion of this anatomy. / We are strung between the point of ending, and / the point of having started.’
To the Ocean
‘At the desk they said they encouraged guests not to walk, but she was determined’
She had already imagined it all, so much so that when she finally did see him, she felt unable to speak.
‘For us, discomfort is a hard feeling. / Almost as hard as hate. / Almost as hard as fear.’
‘There was a time in my life when I lived in hotels. Around this time, the time I did not spend in hotels was time I did not live.’
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‘And now that he is body-less, / he speaks through us. / You could say. Although / I myself have not caught / a Pope.’
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‘After all, they were landlady and tenant; what right did he have to meddle?’