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There are worldwide, catastrophic storms
When earth’s network
Of weather-control satellites
Is sabotaged by unknown enemies.
As fire rages through the western forest
Jeff Bridges snarls,
“If you want a piece of me,
Come get me.”
The baby says, “MMM, MMM!”
To the stuffed fish
Then hits it
Against her closed mouth.
“Ah, Ah,” she says,
Holding it at a distance.
She opens and closes
The palm of one hand. “Bye-bye,”
We say for her.
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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.
“I was my father’s son. My father was Nai Nai’s least favorite.” A Taiwanese American man, driven from home by a secret, reevaluates his childhood memories of his grandmother.