< by ellen kennedy and tao lin >

dear ellen

today i felt so sad that i ran into the kitchen at 3 a.m. and head butted the cabinets and ran into the stove and fell and knocked down the paper towel roll and a bag of organic corn chips and a pile of plates and the plates broke.

i rolled in the glass and the chips and i screamed 'iceland' and went into a fetal position and put out an arm still screaming and opened a cabinet door and took the arm back and then quietly rocked and cradled my body forward in the fetal position so that it rolled into the cabinet under the counter bleeding.

i stayed very still and quiet and then put out an arm and closed the cabinet door and took the arm back and grinned a little in the dark.


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