Written by Jacob Ibrag ‘If I spell it, would that really quench your logic?’ Exponents on exponents on exponents. You can’t tell me what I want to know. You don’t want to. ‘Universal truths, constructs agreed upon endless struggle.’ It’s somewhere there in the abstract, breathing in the corner where we stopped. Photography by David Kovalenko
Irene: “When I was a little girl, I dreamed of standing outside a wagon-wheeled bungalow while a dark-haired man tried to win my affections.” Cary: “How fascinating. When I was a little girl, I dreamed of wearing questionable socks and glossy short-shorts.” Irene: “That doesn’t sound right. Are you sure you didn’t dream of making […]
The Dumb Kid and The Barber
It was a sunny day in Portland, when a young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer ” This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you”. The Barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, ” which one do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves. ” What did I tell you?” said the Barber. ” That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. ” Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?” The boy licked his cone and replied , ” because the day I take the dollar bill, the game is over !”
I walked out and found the nest in the gravel driveway, not by the step as the poem says, but close enough. Nest by Marianne Boruch I walked out, and the nest was already there by the step. Woven basket of a saint sent back to life as a bird who proceeded to make a […]
via Nest — Drawn In
Written by Jacob Ibrag Melt into madness. Disappear. As a kid, I’d let it all get to me. The fear of rejection, the bottomless mystery. What if I’d never understand? Would I ever taste inner peace? It used to get to me. The judgement I’d pass onto myself. The paranoid dreams. And then one day, […]
At Quartz, Amy X. Wang returns from a week at a major Zumba convention with an entertaining, critical account of the dance-fitness fad’s origins and its current popularity.