BITTER AND SWEET THINGS I THOUGHT ON MY WAY TO WORK

  1. Thinking mice are cute but rats are terrible
  2. Having a song stuck in your head but it's a song you like
  3. Missing your car but not the driving
  4. Falling in love with someone's writing who died too young
  5. Listening to a song you love because of where it takes you, but being so far from that place
  6. Getting a seat on the subway but knowing you'll become susceptible to a CDC case study because of it
  7. Realizing that participles are a clunky form of writing but also knowing it doesn't matter that much
  8. Respecting your grandmother but then knowing she's voting for Trump
  9. Getting the news that you'll get to stay in New York for the indefinite future but then understanding that you'll lose the part of you that you left in Texas — and knowing that will be okay.