Why do PARIAHs fall in love by Ryder Collins

the PARIAH wants. the PARIAH wants more than you’ll ever know. the PARIAH allows glimpses of her want when the wine bottle hits the kitchen floor, when the wine bottle spirits. when it spins. there is no kissing a PARIAH. there is no kissing.

this is what the PARIAH wants more than anything.

the PARIAH wants in your bed. the PARIAH wants to lay with you and your son. your son is small and vulnerable. like all sons. small and carnival. small and baker. small and eggshells. small and pipe tobacco. he crawls into bed and the PARIAH crawls in after.

you are still asleep.

the PARIAH wants to sleep on one side while your son sleeps on the other. the PARIAH wants the instant family, the POLAROID of children. she wants to shake the film and cast your wife out.

she wants to swap. she wants to flea market.

her loneliness. you love.

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4 responses to “Why do PARIAHs fall in love by Ryder Collins

  1. Michelle

    the PARIAH wants the instant family, the POLAROID of children.

    that line just killed me, Ry. This is a complicated piece. Makes me feel lonelier every time I read it. Which is a terrible, good thing.

  2. len kuntz

    this was spooky and really good.

  3. guy

    Lovely, at least on the surface of the words. I especially liked the sequence of smalls and the riff on swap.

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