Monthly Archives: July 2014

What the Lights Say

I’ve had insomnia for most of my adult life. Not always for long and not always deep. Fretful sleep. A short recurring nightmare that jerks me awake, covered in cold sweat, heart hammering. One summer, though, I had so much … Continue reading

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I Drove All Night

I’ve been driving since I was sixteen years, odd for public-transit-loving New Yorkers. But I grew up in an immigrant family in the Bronx. Having a car was as much about fitting into the middle class ideal that we saw … Continue reading

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The Arc of My Desire

(Adult language & possibly, situations) This week, a 55-year old man wrote an Esquire piece announcing that 42-year-old-women are now hot and fuckable. Thanks, asshole! Generally, genitals don’t have much to say. They are either quiet or busy letting you know … Continue reading

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To Yolanda, on her 51st Birthday

Dear Sissy, Remember when I told you that I would think about you every day and it felt like a vow? It was the truest promise I have ever kept. Not one day has passed when you haven’t crossed my … Continue reading

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Three Women

We have been friends since we were so young that we still believed love was uncomplicated. When we met, during those first weeks of college, one of us curled her bangs, one owned an ancient Dodge Dart and another still … Continue reading

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