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
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My parents are from the Rust Belt, words supposed to encapsulate the decay, the abandoned workplaces.
I couldn’t stop thinking about what I would do if something went wrong. If I made a mistake, my son and I might go back to being homeless.
“I console myself regularly with the fact that the problem is not unique to me, that young people everywhere are trying to figure it out.”