I am talking to a human skull held out in my hand. It doesn’t talk back. So I dispose of it somewhere along the day trail budding with sleep. Fireflies fill our yards.
These days I should know, should probably know, where it’s going.
It’s not just about the Dreamers we may know in our lives, it’s about deciding what we stand for—as a country but also as individuals in this country.
When you strip someone, an “other,” of their individuality—their humanity—you implicitly strip yourself of it, too.
I woke up the next day, angry and hungover, and I never saw you again. But I still think about you, once in a while, about what could’ve been if I hadn’t snubbed your heart.
When the video went viral, a spokesperson for CERN assured the public that the event was merely an elaborate prank, a “work of fiction.” This would seem to put the controversy quickly to rest, if it weren’t for the fact that the man who recorded the act was soon after found dead.
It was as true as gravity; and too, like gravity,
a rule by which he had long accepted to live.
Michael Brick, writing for the New Republic, calls Jonathan Lee Riches “the most prolific jailhouse lawyer of all time.” Now, it probably has something to do with the fact that Riches, a man who in 2012 and at the age…
5. Obama has a Spotify (and I still don’t).