a love letter to the middle american shopping mall

TOO MIDWEST TO BE STRESSED

i’m from the heartland. and i still live here: i say hi if people smile at me in a parking lot, i watch local news reports about missing ferrets and church socials gone awry, i made a casserole for our neighbor’s post-surgery meal train, and i’m married to a potato.

i went to the mall, to jc penney (it still exists, i promise) if you need me to be specif…

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