from TACT by Lily Duffy

by Jen Tynes

New at HLR today: an excerpt from TACT by Lily Duffy! 

Sometimes, it really is as if I am two—the neighbor coughing and spitting on his patio for a combined half of every hour, which, from inside our house at the opposite end, I can hear as if I’m sitting right beside him, and I am mad, distracted, disgusted, but then someone entirely else comes in feeling sad, sorry, forgiving, and when that else enters I think, yes, of course, and after that, cannot remember feeling any other way, forget there are other ways to feel.

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