Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

Body Wash: Instructions on Surviving Homelessness

“If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water so hot it sheds all the layers of who you once were and reveals someone new.”

the next paycheck; history; secrets; blind rage; and blind love.

oh, wait maybe don’t tell me, I’d rather not know

Dorothy Bendel's writing has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Believer, Literary Hub, Catapult, The New York Times, and additional publications. Find her at or @DorothyBendel.