My first written contribution to ISSUE Magazine for their LOSS theme, a memoir piece about the mourning process I went through/am still going through for the death of my mother, about the natural disintegration of one’s connections to the dead and how to keep them alive.
I want this thing about me to explain everything. My mother died when I was eight. There, there you have it. You can stop looking me over, checking for bruises, lumps, faded paper or cracked glue. I am answered. We have found what broke me and now I can be loved whole, with the knowledge of the pieces that aren’t there and how to survive their absence.