Seeds

The boxelder bugs skitterfrom their winter closetsas I resist being beatenback into mine. Despiteeach blow, this thought:what is life withoutblossoms flexingin the sun, all that rainbow? And always death, like a cat, waitson the other side of doors.In winter, in tight stale spaces,it pounces on anything that moves.In spring, it leaves behind scatteredblossoms to rubContinue reading “Seeds”

Toxic: A Farewell to SPD & Hostile Workplaces

This one’s dedicated to Damaged Book Worker and former and current SPD Staff. Love and strength to you all. *Please note, the warehouse manager mentioned in this piece is not the current SPD warehouse manager *The ED mentioned in this post is the current ED, not J.L. This is my farewell letter not only toContinue reading “Toxic: A Farewell to SPD & Hostile Workplaces”

Fatphobia and Cancer

Around 2015 I started experiencing dizzy spells, especially when tilting my head back or reaching above my head. I brushed it aside at first, but at one point, it became so bad that there was a thumping in my ears that sounded like a helicopter was landing on top of me, and I almost passedContinue reading “Fatphobia and Cancer”