She is paired with a body builder named Russell, who strikes Holly as not just built, but over-built. Everything about him–unhurried movement, shaved head, short sentences–signals exaggerated efficiency.
Questions that pop in my mind when I’m on the train: If there is a God, what part of the sky does this God live in?
Did your mother’s mad
loving, her venom,
make you stronger
than you would have been