The Human Genre Project


My father’s angina, we learned, was a serious myocardial infarction
caused by coronary thrombosis, possibly due to atherosclerosis
but more likely unlucky genetic inheritance, potentially preceded
by acute depression brought on by Seasonal Affective Disorder,
migration north from the Caribbean to cold New England,
Vitamin D deficiency, low melatonin levels,
low serotonin neurotransmitters;
potential feelings of inadequacy,
low self-esteem, all leading to
ventricular fibrillation,
heart attack,

Kelley Swain