but they are fooling themselves, if there's a window open you might have a chance, if you hadn't all gone to Holy Name, if the world didn't change, if you only bent the laws of physics so much, if the tides weren't so strong on the Hudson, if you didn't have to go, if it wasn't a dream you still believed in, if
Stephanie Gray is the author of Shorthand and Electric Language Stars (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2015) and Heart Stoner Bingo (Straw Gate Books, 2007). Also a filmmaker, she was honored with a three-day retrospective at Anthology Film Archives in 2015. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Long Island University-Brooklyn, and she is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. She lives in New York City.