“eligible costs” by Sasha at her kitchen table

Tuesday January 2, 2018
10:09pm
5 minutes
A letter from Health Insurance BC

How does the internet work? How does yeast work? How do cell phones work? How does electricity work? Who invented peanut butter? How does a virus spread? How does love spread? What is the word for … ? How do mortgage rates get determined? If I have to choose, is it better for the environment to eat local or organic? Why is social media addictive? Once a species of animal is extinct is there any way to bring them back? Where does forgiveness come from? What’s the name of a smell-memory?

“eligible costs” by Julia at Democracy*

Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Democracy*
4:07pm
5 minutes
A letter from Health Insurance BC

We’ve been adding up since Sunday
counting blessings and good attitudes, bending each finger down until they’re nimble. I followed suit when you started: Thanked the room for witnessing us at our finest, clapped out loud at the light on my lips. I do what you do. I love the way you show me. A laughter on fire. A please. A thank you, thank you, Amen. I use the good paper to prove it. I write your influence onto lists of things to remember. Things to know. I know how much it costs for me to want you. I keep my big bills like I’m saving up for the perfect leather jacket.