Short story: There are No Thieves in this Town by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories. Highly Recommended.
Poem: An Enigma by Edgar Allan Poe, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.
Essay: Everything is Full of Gods – Thales, listened to on the History of the Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcasts, from October 2010. Highly Recommended.