Emmalea Russo is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn. Her forthcoming books are G (FuturePoem, 2018) and Wave Archive (BookThug, 2019)
I must have felt that the body was a sheet of plain glass through which my soul looked straight and clear. I was concerned mostly with filling up my mind. I wanted it to get fattened with facts and stories, with literature, philosophy, history. I wanted to have an indexical knowledge of culture. I filled myself until the sheet of plain glass smashed and I saw my surroundings through cracks.