Questions Unanswered Yesterday
What side effects should I expect tonight?
Really? Seriously? Today?
What is this filth?
What are the chances we become an intelligent and empathetic country?
Is this a poem or a story?
Where are these silverfish coming from?
When will I get back to revising that novel?
When was the last time I ate steak?
Is this layer of dust really dead skin cells?
Just what is this?
What I’m Reading, or: What I Just Finished Reading (a continuing series)
The Inland Sea / Madeleine Watts (2021)
A notable debut novel about a quasi-dissociative young woman coming of age while routing emergency calls across Australia. She is caught up in her own family’s disintegrating history as the country burns, floods, and seemingly cracks apart—paralleling her own behavior, affairs, and mindset. Incisive, sardonic, and appropriately dark.
“Looking at the swimming pool I could forget the emergencies, my confused plans, all the men in leather jackets or thongs or tattered dressing gowns who laid their hands on my body whether I wanted them to or not.”
— Madeleine Watts / The Inland Sea