Fives logo – a stylised number five

with D. A. Powell

The last thing that made you smile

Somebody’s poem. A student’s, which makes the event even more pleasurable.

A secret

There are no secrets. Only mysteries.

The last thing you wrote

An email. To you. It looked like this.

Your favourite city

Sodom.

What you’d place in a time capsule

Donald Trump. No, that would be a space capsule. Whitney Houston singing “I Will Always Love You.” Betty Buckley singing “Tell Me on a Sunday.” Nina Simone singing “Don’t Explain.” Martha Wash singing every thing Martha Wash ever sang and didn’t get credit for, which was a lot. Otherwise same stuff as the Egyptians: some food, some jewels, a non-stick egg pan, matches, flares, a poem. The stuff you need for all eternity.