Monday, April 06, 2015
What She Carried With Her To The Library On April 4th, 2015
One blue plastic checkbook, the next check #1024.
One empty packet of Orbit wintermint chewing gum.
A Thanksgiving grocery list written on a Sheraton notepad.
One tampon liberated of its wrapper.
One black comb she never uses, just in case.
One Stash mint tea bag.
A packet of Kleenex that belongs to her mother.
Three eyeglass cases. One vintage, two from the optometrist. All empty.
One pair of cat-eye reader glasses with rhinestones.
One mint from a fancy restaurant in Philadelphia.
One hand mirror with the New York School of Burlesque logo on the front.
A wallet full of receipts, one photo of her daughter. one photo of a friend’s daughter.
Two pens, one with ink.
1/2 & 1/2
A receipt from Mabel’s Smokehouse in Brooklyn, where she ate alone.
A copy of liability insurance for circus performances.
Several half sheets of paper filled with open ended questions like:
“What motivates you?”