MEGAN HANSON is a master’s candidate with a concentration in literary theory at Brooklyn College. She reviews for Tottenville Review and has received awards from Glimmer Train and the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Touro College and lives in Brooklyn.
It begins the same way: a respectable young woman living an ideal life in Manhattanthat perfectly nice apartment and absolutely suitable job and routines and husband who didnt do anything completely awfuldisappears from her home in the middle of the day.
Suppose the human race has been compromised by a debilitating sadness in which getting out of bed in the morning feels like pulling a sequoia out of the earth with your bare hands.