Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

The Intellectuals of Mongolia and Their Influence on Modern Art

Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

The Intellectuals of Mongolia and Their Influence on Modern Art

Article excerpt

Please stop stealing my vegetables, says the cardboard sign

in my neighbor's zucchini patch, a zucchini patch that only exists

because I planted zucchini last year and seeds blew into his yard-

actually the no-man's-land between our yards-I could probably find

a property map showing where the vines cross into our yard.

The zucchini are enormous-about two feet long, five pounds each,

and there are at least twenty of them out there. They will rot

on the vines because the neighbor's an idiot-he doesn't even know

what they are, which is why his sign doesn't say Please stop stealing

my zucchini. I saw him mowing the lawn once (his lawn is very

mowed) -a young white man wearing a red polo shirt, tan pleated pants,

and wrap-around black sunglasses that made him look like a cyborg.

The curtains in his house are always drawn, which makes me think

he's making meth in there, and the American flag hanging next to his

front door makes me think he's racist. I'm going to make a sign and lay it

over his sign: They're zucchini, asshat, and the only reason you'd need

that many, that big, is if you're swapping them out for sex toys. …

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