Headphones

Thank whoever first invented headphones because otherwise I would have already been incarcerated for life. There is a woman who, even though I can’t hear her, is making my skin crawl. She is working that gum like a cow chewing cud and I want to cry. Her mouth never shuts and I can hear the…

An Open Letter About Ball Sweat

Dear Dudes, Look, I get it. It’s hot out. We just survived the hottest month of the year (on average for New York) and we are almost out of the dog days of summer. It is humid and sweaty and sticky and nasty out, but that is no excuse for your stank. I would apologize…

Two Girls

Two girls, friends, lovers or sisters I do not know, but they are curled around each other on the subway and it is heartwarming. One holds a soft duffle on her lap so the other can bend at the waist and lay her head down. The girl holding the bag is then curled over her…

Solitary

Bright, florescent pink running shoes and it looks like he’s not wearing socks, but maybe just really really low cut peds. Dark grey sweatpant shorts with a white drawstring. The exposed legs between sneakers and shorts are covered in long, dark hair. He’s wearing a body armor long sleeved shirt with the sleeves pushed up….