You learned to say “I need a job” in English at the JFK airport to anybody who would listen. That’s when they put a mop in your hands. So you started mopping, and then you stopped smoking, stopped drinking, or at least that’s what you told me you did. Maybe it was when you had Elizabeth, and before you had us, that you stopped having fun.
No one wants to / be reminded of / the brutal beauty / of becoming.
Translated from Spanish by Jacqui Cornetta
Be glad you're ugly. Ugly girls lead simpler lives.
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