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Inside each day there was a smaller day, and inside that
a smaller day, and each perfect, with a mad enemy,
kind wife, skeptical cat, resigned dog,
huge clouds passing in narrow windows,
then night which almost lasts,
pupil of the eye with which we stare,
in which we dissolve like breath in air,
call us back, only the breeze will answer,
a quickening, a palpitation, a name that stands for itself.
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In her new book, Danish poet Olga Ravn writes with open love, pity, and compassion for her strange yet familiar creations.
Draconian individual punishment distracts from systemic change and reinforces the cruelest and most racist system of incarceration on the planet.
Our well-being depends on a better understanding of how the logic of labor has twisted our relationship with pleasure.