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The Queen's First Letter From Heredom (from Queendom)

Jeannie Vanasco

 

 

 

 

Dear Husband,

 

I have decided to unwrite my letter. I am unwriting the second sentence. And the third. I am unwriting the pigeon at my window, flying away as I open the window that I have unwritten. I am unwriting you opening an envelope, unfolding the letter that has yet to be written, or is being unwritten. I am unwriting I have decided to unwrite my letter. I am unsending it.

 

Unlove,

 

Un-Queen


 

 

 

 

   Jeannie Vanasco lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing has appeared in the Believer, Coffin Factory, Tin House, and elsewhere.

A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure. - Henry David Thoreau

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