Tag Archives: Alissa Nalewajko

Inedia prodigiosa

In my dreams, when Jesus Christ places thumb to fingertip around my wrist, he reminds my body how repentance stings. It is Fast Sunday most Sundays in his house. I embrace dizzy moments in my morning shower, poke around for … Continue reading

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On Womanhood

It sometimes works to think of men and their brutish nature like all of the little pine needles on the floor after Christmas and your mother’s chapped hands as she sweeps them up. There never was any doubt she would … Continue reading

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[wildest show]

This May, cicadas will emerge in tremendous numbers across much of Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington. The cicadas are from Brood X, and they’ve been living underground for the past 17 years. As they emerge, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, ants, … Continue reading

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Portrait as Alice Neel

We go to the Met to see the beetles with human heads and I find Alice Neel instead. She shows me a life, bloated with motherhood, picking flesh from a turkey carcass over the sink for the dogs. You, bent … Continue reading

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