by Sophia Metcalf location: brooklyn, ny summer. you sit on my lap at a party. i keep looking at you. i guess i can’t really help but look at you, because you have made yourself the foreground of anything else i might try and look at. but i don’t really mind, because mostly, i’m looking […]

St Vincent’s

I remember that summer night like it was yesterday… It was early July, 1994.  I had just finished medical school and was starting the first week of my internship at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, NYC.  Before I got there I hadn’t fully grasped what I was in for. I was training in one […]


In Italy when I was young, men were still required to do national service. If I had to be in the military, I wanted at least to do something I thought would be exciting, so I signed up for the paratroopers. I liked to fly, didn’t mind jumping from things. They were fascists mostly, and […]

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