Once you pop, you can’t stop.

Pop of color on the lips. “Quick way to look put together!” the magazines say.

THAT GRAY AREA BY ANNA SVOBODA

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 62

When I get out from the shower and wring my hair until it’s a tight tube, a conduit for sapping the leftover water, twizzled like licorice. It’s the same shape that the kitchen towels take, warm from the dryer, when …

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