By Cameron Dezen Hammon

Cameron Dezen Hammon's essays and poems have appeared in NYLON Magazine, Role/Reboot, Columbia Poetry Review, Gigantic Sequins, LOCAL Houston, and elsewhere. She is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University. She lives in Houston. Follow her @camerondhammon

  1. On May 25, 2015, the night before my husband’s forty-second birthday, he was watching the Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors at a local bar. It was raining. My daughter and I were already home, waiting for him to return after the game. She was eight and had school the next day, so after she went to bed, I texted my husband for an update on his whereabouts. The rain had turned into a…

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