‘The Quantum Theory of Suffering or Why I Look at the Moon’ by Natalie Diaz

I read this piece and can never feel like I’ve quite grasped it, there is a through line of grief whose parameters feel just out of my reach – and then suddenly Diaz brings it all into startlingly clear focus with that last, perfect line.

First published by Guernica/Pen American Flash Series, 2015. Read online here