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Lies

"Typical female behavior."As if this is an insult,as if this was not a productof the patriarchal society we live in."Typical female behavior."Such a generalization, butwho am I to disagree?"Typical Female Behavior" is a symptomof the world you've been living in."Typical Female Behavior" is an excuseto avoid your own eye in the mirror.TypicalFemaleBehavior is bullshit.Who are… Continue reading Lies

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Ideal

The spaces between words do not get attention;you only notice whenthey'renotthere.Riding on a train,our eyes glaze over and we are lost in our own worlds.That is where I go in my mind:on the trains stuffed--but not too stuffed--with blank-faced peoplewho do not care that my eyes may fill with tears,who do not care when I… Continue reading Ideal

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Thinking

I wish I knew what to say, when you give me that smile. Because my thoughts turn bright green and pink Like a ripe watermelon, split open. My personal colors of happiness.   I wish you knew how to react, when my gaze distances itself. Because my thoughts are a riverĀ of muted colors: flesh pink,… Continue reading Thinking

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Playlists

I have a playlist for myblackest emotionsentitled "Mad"made for the days whenI can't figure outwhich way is up.I have a playlistentitled "Sleep"for when I can't seemto shake the hazeout of my eyes.I have a playlistentitled "Current"which isn't, in fact,that current at all.I have a playlistentitled "Work"as if I could concentratewhen my favorite songs playon repeat… Continue reading Playlists

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He said to me,

"I am experimental with music."We long discussed what we liked and didn't,what annoyed us and what made us happy,but broaching the subject of music seemed tedious.As I try to think of the adequate way to list the artists and songs I love,to classify them under a phrase or genre, and realize it's not possible.Macklemore, Lorde,… Continue reading He said to me,