Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Meg Thompson lives in Wellington, Ohio, and teaches English online for incarcerated students. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s and DIAGRAM.
When I need to think, I clean. I sort and organize. I give away scores of possessions. In my mind I repeat the word away, away, away. I need clear, open space before I can even begin to understand the latest problem I’ve conjured for myself.