Short story: The Explosives Expert by John Lutz, from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, from December 2011. Recommended.
Poem: Agrippina the Younger, Age Thirteen by Diana Arterian, listened to on the PoetryNow podcast, from April 2018. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Maps of Meaning 6: The Neuropsychology of Symbolic Representation by Jordan B. Peterson. Highly Recommended.