Again, the Body

I have become what I have always been and it
has taken a lifetime, all of my own life, to reach
this point where it is as if I know finally that I
am alive and that I am here, right now.

    —Tobias Schneebaum, Keep the River on Your Right


When you spend many hours alone in a room
you have more than the usual chances to disgust yourself—
this is the problem of the body, not that it is mortal

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