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Ask Baba Yaga: I Got What I Wanted, So Why Do I Feel Completely Hollow?

Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

The thing I thought I wanted in life now leaves me hollow. How can I find what will give my life meaning? Am I destined to be let down no matter what?


You are not some ; squirrel, hoarding up, filling  the hollow–you are not simply a creature going after one morsel and then another and another until death hollows you out, endingly.  Morsels always empty. But so much more churns in you than desire , desire : which is only one of the movements of yr blood. The bone & flesh of you has much to say about being.

Previously: What Is Even the Fucking Point?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at


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