Blanket Sea

Arts & Literary Magazine

Month: September 2019

“EEG” by Rachel Tanner

The nurse comes by to
touch up the electrodes on my head.
Add glue.
Add chemicals. She says
You clench your teeth pretty often.
Did you know that?
It’s ok. I clench my teeth, too.

My entire body is tense all the time
& I can’t explain why. I’ve been a
cluster of anxiety since the day I was born.… Read more ““EEG” by Rachel Tanner”

“Bounded Rationality” by Arnav Sood

Mathematicians say that a map f: (X, \rho_x) —> X between metric spaces is a contraction if it brings points closer together. If a contraction is sufficiently strong, it is known to have a fixed point, or a point such that f(x) = x.

Your life shrinks.… Read more ““Bounded Rationality” by Arnav Sood”

Poetry from Orooj-e-Zafar’s HEART THE SIZE OF A LOOSENING FIST

Fixation

And I used to say, I am in awe of the universe,
when my body wanted to dive headfirst
into its vast everythingness. I have said,
Honesty is important to me, when I’ve meant
I need to know what the collateral damage
will be to cater to it. I say, I’ve never found
home in a place, when my body becomes an earthquake
at the thought of armor clinking.… Read more “Poetry from Orooj-e-Zafar’s HEART THE SIZE OF A LOOSENING FIST”

Siobhan Hebron’s FIVE YEARS and “Tolerating the Abled”

At 24 years old, Siobhan Hebron did not expect the migraines she had been experiencing for a week in the summer of 2014 to be anything more than a fluke. Instead, an MRI revealed the actual cause—a tumor, which was obstructing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in her brain and causing the headaches.… Read more “Siobhan Hebron’s FIVE YEARS and “Tolerating the Abled””

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