Short story: Things that Happened While We Waited for Our Magical Grandmother to Die: No. 39 by Kuzhali Manickavel, from Strange Horizons, May 2018. Recommended.
Poem: The Haunted Palace by Edgard Allan Poe, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.
Essay: Biblical Series IV: Adam and Eve: Self-Consciousness, Evil, and Death by Jordan B. Peterson. Recommended.