Short story: The Adventure of the Reigate Squire by Arthur Conan Doyle, from the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Recommended.
Poem: Majolica Lament, or “Australopithecus” by Linda Kunhardt, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from September 2017.
Essay: Reclaiming Power, listened to on the Sincerely, X, podcast, from September 2017. Recommended.