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When I was seventeen and dreamed big ballerina dreams, I also revered Aerosmith. I sat on the window ledge of Pacific Northwest Ballet memorizing Steven Tyler’s lyrics with my friend Jenna Butala. Crystals dangled from our necks. Names of boys like Santo vibrated against our lips, as we threw our buns back. Joe Perry jammed […]
Today, my dad is eighty-eight years old, but I do not remember his birthday. When I look at the folded skin of my eyelids in the bathroom mirror, it comes to me. It is the thirtieth of March. A dozen years ago, we celebrated my birthday together in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Under the veranda […]
I. It is the opposite of winter, this place, except for the long shadows. I was under one – under the windmills at Guantanamo, the day Ted Kennedy died. Looking down on the lowered U.S. flag at the top of John Paul Jones Hill tall and still above the cactus bushes Castro left behind as […]