Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

The Long Line to Tonight

“In line, you cannot ignore the intelligence of the flesh.”

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all the smart things done at a desk. You are a thwarted full bladder that can earn no preferential treatment with the mind. The senses hyperventilate.

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The Queue,

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Laughter came before the final letter.

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Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful. She was named a 2015 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree and received the Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship in 2012. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Narrative, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker's Sporting Scene blog, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Atlantic, Guernica, The Guardian, Bookforum, The Literarian, Grantland, VQR, The San Francisco Chronicle, and LitHub. She teaches at the City College of New York.

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