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Home and Spectacle

On some days, the news informs me of a school shooting, and I drive blind. My brain fixates on the violence like a new romance.

“Fronterislena,” Border Islander

I was literally looking at life from la margen (the bank, the shore). I have always wanted to use the feminine gender form of margin in Spanish, the irregular line where land meets water, rather than the masculine one, which is an irrevocably peripheral band of terrain, edges outside the body of words on a page.