Trash: Stories - Muscles of the Mind Summary & Analysis

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The narrator says she slept through a year of her life when she could not afford graduate school. That year, she held many jobs. Her roommate, Anna, tells her that her circadian rhythm is out of whack; now the narrator cannot sleep during the day, and awakens daily at first light. Anna is the narrator's older "dyke hippy" roommate (126). When the narrator first moved in with Anna, Anna worries that the narrator was "another one of these Women's Center lesbians" (127). The narrator assured Anna she was new in town, and Anna let the narrator rent the room.

Even though Anna is not political, the narrator is political. Anna called the narrator and her friends "baby-dyke-politicos" (128). Anna had gone to a gay bar ten years before and had been found out when someone fire bombed the bar. Her name had been printed...

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