Ask Baba Yaga: How Do I Keep Politics From Destroying My Relationship With My Family?


Dear Baba Yaga,

How do I keep politics from destroying my relationship with my family?


They are on one side of the river ; you are on the other. The sound of the rushing keeps you from hearing one another, so speaking is useless. But look how they dip their cups into the river as you do, look how they wash their haired, odorous bodies in it as you do. : Wave sweetly to them from across the filth&wonder; by which you all must live.

Previously: How Can I Stop Eating Sweets?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet and writer living in Austin. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at askbabayaga [at]