The Vaccine

Content note: this piece is about the COVID-19 pandemic. I walk up to the hospital. There’s a line with a sign that says “COVID VACCINES”. I get in it. A woman lines up behind me and starts coughing. I inch forward. A nurse hands me a medical mask. “You can take off your mask andContinue reading “The Vaccine”

I Like to Walk

I like to walk through urban wastelands.I like to walk where I won’t stumble upon anyone.I like to walk where the grass is dead and the buildings are disused.I like to walk past peeling billboards, abandoned advertisements.I like to walk out of pedestrian-friendly zones, out of friendly zones.I like to walk in areas only meantContinue reading “I Like to Walk”

50 Ways to Avoid Writing

People always ask me, “Sage, how is it that you have so skillfully refined the art of avoiding writing?” I tell them there is no one simple answer, no quick fix. There’s a lot of little answers, a whole variety of distractions that make up the whole. You have to practice, do a little everyContinue reading “50 Ways to Avoid Writing”

Cherry Pie

Content note: this piece contains gory imagery symbolizing heartbreak. It’s easy to get distracted. It’s easy to start consuming. It’s easy for everything to become confusing. It’s easy to mistake typing for writing. It’s easy to forget how to write, but it’s just as easy to remember (in theory). I’m easy, some would say, yetContinue reading “Cherry Pie”

You’re Cutting Out

We dropped—released the movie. We didn’t drop the movie. It’s not an album. Sorry, I can’t hear you. You’re cutting out. I know it’s ridiculous, but you’re cutting out again. Sorry, what? I can’t hear you. You’re cutting out. Oh, it’s probably my internet. My internet sucks. Is it my mic? It could be myContinue reading “You’re Cutting Out”