The Illusion of Lack

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I think I realized that I didn’t have much power when I started school. I skipped kindergarten (much to my dismay) and went straight into 1st grade at a small town, mostly white, Christian, tight knit school where everyone’s parents knew each other and everyone had just finished graduating together three months before. They knew […]

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Stories

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I tell myself the little boy’s story so that he seems more human to me. He is the child of divorce and now only comes in with one parent at a time. It is obvious they overindulge him over the guilt of it. He rules the two of them, against each other too, it seems, […]

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The Evolution of Petty

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I suppose you could call 12-year-old me a few cards short of a full deck. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Completely oblivious, like sitting-in -class –glassy- eyes oblivious, what the hell could a 12-year-old be thinking that hard about. Something like that. Before I was cool enough to be socially shamed I lived […]

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The Us.

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Eating badly. Sleeping late. Ignoring our pets. Calling our best friends, or parents, or family, or significant others Writing, deleting, and writing again. Destroying unworthy art Questioning ourselves. Again and again. Stretching our limits. Stretching our legs. Working until our brains are fuzzy, and then working until our muscles are sore. More and more, we […]

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