the word pretty

The Word Pretty

“I’ve found that looking in the mirror is a very good way to stop crying. So, just as you can never see yourself in the mirror with your eyes closed, you can never watch yourself weeping in the mirror; instead you see how you look just after.”


l'heure bleue or the judy poems by elisa gabbert

 L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems

“Just like the future, / the past branches out / into infinite possibilities.”


the self unstable by elisa gabbert

The Self Unstable

“Satori is the first step toward ‘seeing your self-nature.’ This probably involves avoiding mirrors.”


The French Exit

“I sweep my arm through the air, and it leaves / no trace, no neon zee.”