I want it to be over too, but it isn't. I want a lot of things. I want to get laid. I want to drink a Coca-Cola while sitting at the Old Room counter o…
Megan Koester
The letters arrived with regularity, usually in my Facebook “other” folder, generally from people I had never met or, had I met, felt nothing for. “How…
Megan Koester
I look at the internet, as there is nothing to do now but look at the internet, and all I see is noise. Too much noise, at that. If it’s too loud, am I…
Megan Koester
Anger is an energy in that it never dissipates, it merely travels from subject to subject. It cannot be created or destroyed. And while you are welcome…
Megan Koester
If I’d kept the kid, I wouldn’t be alone on Christmas. But if I’d kept the kid, there’d be one more thing in this one bedroom apartment that needs a be…
Megan Koester
My head is filled with numbers and there is little room left for anything else. Some of these numbers exist on spreadsheets; some exist on scraps of pa…
Megan Koester
You want it new and you want it now and it doesn’t matter what it went through to get to you so long as it’s delivered before you realize you don’t act…
Megan Koester
The stimulus, if it ever comes, will not help. The rent will be defaulted on. The storefronts will shutter. The people will go hungry. It is unignorabl…
Megan Koester
I still have the scar, a small white sliver on the palm of my left hand. I had been slicing a piece of stale french bread with a serrated knife when th…
Megan Koester
While the attempt may salve your guilty conscience, you cannot peacefully “coexist” with what you have destroyed; you can only demean those you have di…
Megan Koester
It’s not exactly a Kafka-esque nightmare, because Kafka was never on the dole. Fuckin’ guy was employed for most of his adult life, and when he got sic…
Megan Koester
I’ll be honest — I was more excited when I thought he was going to die. Which is not to say he isn’t currently trapped in a form of living purgatory, b…
Megan Koester