an emergency in slow motion

men into blocks

if you take a flat map and move wooden blocks upon it strategically, the thing looks well, the blocks behave as they should. the science of war is moving live men like blocks. and getting the blocks into place at a fixed moment. but it takes time to mold your men into blocks and flat […]

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conjure images

before they had kids, if asked to conjure images of parenthood they would have said things like “reading in bed,” and “giving a bath,” and “running while holding the seat of a bicycle.” // parenthood contains such moments of warmth and intimacy, but isn’t them. it’s cleaning up. the great bulk of family life involves […]

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after midnight

let the leftovers rot. let the last candle burn. let the clocks think whatever they want. this is the night, says the night, you were given. the hour, each hour, you’ve lost. so lean into me, love kiss the blue children. come cast our brief shadows together. let the wet branches lash the black windows […]

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