TO THE SRI LANKAN MAID WHO WAS ERASED

I felt guilty for the casual way I took his tongue into my mouth, flouting the laws of a country where you couldn’t even afford visibility.

TO THE SRI LANKAN MAID WHO WAS ERASED

UNPITCHABLE: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

No one is trying to prove anything to anyone; no one is all I don’t give a fuck what you think. People give a fuck quietly, dressed in layers, with age-appropriate amounts of gray.

UNPITCHABLE: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

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But what brought me low that day was not as simple as feeling my age, and the long stretch of years since I’d fallen for the place—it was returning in a way that was anything but picturesque.

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