What You Would Shoplift

We all love thrift stores like we all love the scent of stale capitalism and dressing up in someone else’s addiction. We all love to play the salesman casting irony on the wool sweater and the postfeminism name pins that say Ask me about my smile.   If I shoplifted a thrift store would America …

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Why Those Shoes II

“I really don’t think I’m asking too much.” The woman speaks quietly to the stilettos she buckles tight to her feet. The woman places the blister prevention on her heel and stares at the curve of her waist in the mirror. “You see,” she goes on, staining her lips a provocative color before glancing down …

Describe your demographic group. Describe the stereotypes of your group that you confirm. Describe the stereotypes you subvert.

We are cisgendered lesbian fuckboys, philanthropic fraternity swim stars, and bisexual YouTube videos with our pronouns in the description below.   We are derailed carbon emissions majoring in microaggressions, viral vocabulary immune to truth,   and vaccinated voyeurs on free trips to the Israeli perspective.   We are black silhouettes against the setting Constitution, ephemeral …

Write from this quote from Claude Levi-Strauss, “I am the place in which something has occurred.”

I am the fallout of a sunny day in September. I am in debt from listening to lectures spewed from the mouths of journalism professors who openly admit to being cynical about the jobs I’m applying for. But what options do I have with student loan payments and journalism being what it is today?   …

Why Those Shoes

The bleary-eyed boys, a quarter century old, caged in by time: the impending prime of their life, nearly skip over the pile of misc. leather shoes whose matches may be buried in Auschwitz or Dachau or in another pile in another museum or in the fertile soil of the collective memory, but instead they pause, …