Short story: Second Arabesque, Very Slowly by Nancy Kress, from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Parable of the Old Men and the Young by Wilfred Owen, listened to through Librivox. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Mood Change, listened to on the Sincerely, X, podcast, from August 2017. Recommended.