In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Jim Ringley lives in San Luis Obispo, California. The recipient of a residency fellowship at New York’s Millay Colony for the Arts, he divides his time between writing and painting. His work can be seen in the Spencer Museum of Art and the San Diego Art Institute.
In the middle of the night there are no answers, not even any suitable questions. Lie dumbstruck in the enormous space of that unknowing. Try to see your part in this. Stand at the mirror and comb through a list of possibilities: not smart enough, not romantic enough. You have known rejection, but its teeth were never this long or this sharp.