• dana schneider

    what doesn’t close

    a confrontation with solitude

    April 30, 2020
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    Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I lay like a starfish on my bed, taking up the whole dang queen with my pointed limbs. Then, I pretend there is a half-bubble surrounding my bed, a little dome in which only my bed and I exist. I become my own world. Suddenly, grass is sprouting up in […]

    sweet hearts

    candy that does the talking

    February 14, 2020
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    The candy heart was originally meant to be a lozenge. The trend of the time (the 1840s) were these small medicinal candies to ease your aches and pains. Simple, sweet, and easy as that. Candy hearts became medicine for a different type of pain—saying a sweet thing out loud that can be gobbled up impolitely. […]