painting: Eaton Hamilton 2020

The Drowned Boy

My Mother

Just turned two, I play in the sandbox beside my four-year-old brother, my diaper already sodden under its plastic bloomer. I’ve discovered with much pleasure that if I pour sand in my hair, I can scratch it out, which I find ruminative and satisfying.


On a scale of 1–10, with ten being highest, where would you rate your pleasure?

Illustrations by Jessica Poundstone

(Trigger Warning: graphic sex)


When I can’t run. When I can’t walk. When I can’t heave myself out of bed to get to the bathroom, when I have to crawl on hands and knees, my heart 180 beats a minute, barely able to breathe. …

Eaton Hamilton

Eaton Hamilton is the queer, non-binary, disabled author of 10 books of cnf, memoir, fiction and poetry, incl. 2016 novel WEEKEND. NY Times, LARB, Guernica.

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