SEVEN WAYS TO BE SICK

My knees, hips, knuckles, and spine were strung by an amateur marionette maker.



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Metaplasia

" Children waiting in empty
lots and melting sandcastles,
enduring as monster-flowers
–monsters, to hurt what hurts
–flowers, to want to live."


What Animals Are Admitted To Paradise

Mountain goats have climbed their way hoof and tail apart to the tallest
peaks and leaped with lockets of an old man’s beard. They say the
goats that make the leap and survive, the ones that make it

across to land on the other cliff, get their shadows get turned into clouds.


close-up photo of rings in a tree trunk

Breathe

You cannot halt a billion years of evolution. We were here long before you and we will be here long after.


photo of a MacBook Pro laptop on desk with notebook papers and pens in front of it

Conditions

She feels the tidal pull of a future without him. She has almost forgotten what life was like, all those years ago, when they’d talked over books and equations, she his little witch.


How I Got To Social By Nature

Society was being taken over by a new paradigm, that of sociogenomics, the belief that everything we want to know about ourselves is part social and part genetic.