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KAY D'ANGELO, Assistant Literary Editor Emerita

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Sehnsucht; i am

February 3, 2016

Sehnsucht I can’t be content with an eternal perch, Made out of gold though they tell me it is; I don’t want to stay in the only place I’ve known. There has to be more outside this gilded cage For...

She’s awful at taking her medicine. She always seems to find reasons to skip a week, and then another. (VIA FLICKR)


November 19, 2015

My mom is sick. She’s had neutropenia longer than I’ve been alive, which means that she can’t fight infections without medication. And despite the long duration of the illness (as far as she knows,...


October 22, 2015

I spend a lot of time thinking about memories. There are people who say that I shouldn’t dwell on the past, and should instead look to the future, but I know that they're really the same thing. Time...

Shedding hair and shedding expectations. (PHOTO VIA FLICKR)

New Beginnings

September 16, 2015

The first day after I moved out of my parents’ house, I dyed my hair black and blue and chopped it off to my chin. It was possibly the most absurd thing I could have done; rather than doing the rational...