I made a promise, too, that I would bring her back to you.
My former therapist, a well-meaning white woman, once asked me, “Do you think he treated you badly because you are Asian?”
“Consumers in the Global South have a right to the best coffees from their nations, their sister nations, from wherever they want.”
Distance, though it may be physically distancing, need not make a couple grow distant.
For a decade I’d tricked myself into believing I was happily married, never thinking there could come a time when the trick no longer worked.
Science provides me with a vocabulary of illness, confirming what my body already knows: that it will never be the same