A fifth-grade bully, a blossoming romance, a late-night crash
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Donovan McAbee was once the front man for an alt-country band made up of British academics. He now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he teaches at Belmont University.
I’ve thought so little of you that now / you seek your revenge in the grinding / of kneecaps, the tightening of hamstrings, / loss of elasticity, the skin. So long neglected, / you weren’t even an afterthought.
Shortly after her death, Mother Teresa appeared / in a cinnamon bun in Nashville, Tennessee. / She looked serious, perturbed even, as though / this epiphany were an inconvenience.