Steady, Alice

Steady, Alice

Under anesthesia, I told him over and over again: This body's yours to keep. And though he promised me, he said he'd do as I pleased, I stand before you on these same selfish feet. Envy on the Coast, "The Gift of Paralysis" Later, they’d tell me that I had been in shock, that I didn't know [...]

1917

1917

Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps, and builded parapets and trenches there, And stretchèd forth the knife to slay his son. Wilfred Owen, 'The Parable of the Old Man and the Young' It Will Kill You Donalson sat in the deep mud, his legs pulled up to his chest, his hands wrapped [...]