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A COVID-19 Sleep Saga

Me: *turns off bedside lamp and snuggles under covers*
Brain: Oh! You’re heading to bed?
Me: That was the idea.
Brain: It’s only 10:45!
Me: Your point being?
Brain: I was hoping we could go over what happened today.
Me: No. Good night.
Brain: Suit yourself.
*silence*
Me: ….what happened today?
Brain: You don’t remember? No one laughed at your jokes!
Me: …
Brain: Wasn’t that awful?
Me: …
Brain: Quick, let’s think up some better jokes.
Me: …
Brain: You’ll want to write these down.

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Writing from the Closet

My very first therapist once asked about my sexuality.

I told her I was queerer than most people but still considered myself more-or-less straight.

Yes, I thought women were pretty in a strictly heterosexual way. Romantically and sexually, though, I only liked dudes.

At the time, I meant it.

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