to be honest I used to wish he would die the way you wish dinner would
you know the kind of wish you know will be fulfilled someday but you
be ready when it is ready and my old dog left me when his body was
done and wishes are really just ways to say I am tired of how things are
I know better, now, than to resent what I love
Originally from Georgia, LJ Pemberton is a writer / artist / futurist living in Los Angeles, California. Her essays, poetry, and award-winning stories have been featured in the Los Angeles Review, PANK, Hobart, Cobalt, VICE, the Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. Her photography has been featured by Metro Los Angeles and Dream Air Travel. Her (yet unpublished) novel, STARBOI, is a queer tale of obsession and heartbreak set in the recent past. Find out more at ljpemberton.com.