I never wore an ethnic dress

I never marched in a nationality parade or drew a family tree, or said these are his eyes, her mouth, it runs in the family. I looked for myself in strangers, stood in a grocery aisle surveying the slope of a woman’s nose, the color of her hair. I never felt hurt by a racist…

Do More, Apologize Less: How Bitches Get Ahead in Business

Right now, 480 of America’s most powerful business leaders are focused on their work. They’re negotiating deals, driving hard bargains and demanding results. They may even be denying promotions, dressing down sales execs for failing to meet quotas, or sternly notifying an assistant that it’s time to clear out his desk. They’re doing all of…

Watching Episodes of ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive’ in Reverse

We like tears sucked into ducts, the way waterfalls look running upwards. Viewed in reverse the sea ejaculates helicopters and lightning. Bears appear with limbs in loose jaws, healing hikers and tidying campsites. A ribcage coughs up buckshot. The mountain inhales its shelf of snow. We like the hour condensed, flares asleep in their nests,…

Gardener

Gardener Shot with Canon Rebel T3i. May 2017.

Neha

What a shame it is that beautiful women must do everything beautifully. Against a wall at some house party, this one goes down slow. The man who slides in to sit beside her looks and sees how blue light nestles a crescent moon into the cupid’s bow of her lips. He looks and sees her…