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I Am Young

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< 1 mn read I am not young. This is a strange thing. I surprise the mirror, remind myself, I am not young. But I am not convinced. I am young, I say to myself. I argue without saying anything. And then I see someone my age wearing something I might have worn twenty years ago and I think […]

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2 mn read All those nights of different lovers, thinking they wanted me because I was special, they fucked me because they wanted to stay. All that empty fucking that meant nothing and I thought it meant something real was about to happen, as if fucking itself wasn’t real at all. The night Dominic said I was aloof […]

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Beginning Ballet over Forty

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< 1 mn read I think yes, I have it. The pas de valse is slow but winning. And then she wants a pirouette in the mix and, in the room, I’m the tornado, dizzy and feeling like I’ve been caught   stumbling in my underwear, a dipsomaniac on the sprung-wood floor. I know she won’t believe me when […]

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