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Jane Alison / But I’ve Got Ovid

Illustration by Marc Aspinal But I’ve Got Ovid A Duck, Miami, and the Fantasy Life By Jane Alison After thirty years of disaster with men and fresh from a spanking-new heartbreak, I’m back in Miami, back in my dilapidated condo in paradise, to decide if it’s time to retire from love. Even my mother thinks I should. When I called to tell her of the latest disaster, she sighed and said, Maybe, darling, you should give up on all that. Maybe it’s just time. Okay, I’ve got other loves, after all. My broken-down mother. My blind old cat. A love poet who’s been dead two thousand years whose words I’m being paid to translate. A friend or two via text. Who needs more? Every morning...

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