She’s six and she’s flying.
She’s never been on a plane, she’s never left the country. She sees them above while she’s playing in the sandbox in the playground and she nnneeaoowwws along with them, jumping up with joy. She tears down the road and back up again, her arms flap behind her and her face shines. Continue reading “Flying”
One sits at their desk,
Staring out the window;
Melancholic. Continue reading “5:27 PM”
I think almost is a pretty good and epic word to define us.
We were almost there, we almost made it.
Like Frank Sinatra once said, the pieces almost fit.
You almost loved me the way that I loved you.
You once told me that in the space of two years every cell in your body regenerates.
There will come a day when I can reclaim my own skin, when my flesh will never have been touched by you.
Dear Mr. Future Crush,
Right now you are frustratingly just a figment of my imagination, something I dream about in times of loneliness or boredom.
Before going to sleep I idly wonder what you’re going to be like, however that’s like trying to imagine a new colour. Continue reading “this modern love – Will Darbyshire”
I can swear, I can joke
I say what’s on my mind
If I drink, if I smoke
I keep up with the guys
And you’ll see me holding up
My middle finger to the world
Fuck your ribbons and your pearls
‘Cause I’m not just a pretty girl Continue reading “Pretty Girl – Maggie Lindemann”
My short skirt
And crop top
Are not invitations. Continue reading “Not invitations”
I’m sorry, kind sir,
But to be frank
This has been a waste
Of a lovely night. Continue reading “A Lovely Night”
Nine things I would like to tell to every teenage girl:
One, the world is trying to kill you. It is trying to do this by stealing your voice. Kill it back!
Two, you are the best thing in every room. You’ll notice I did not say “the prettiest”. You are also the prettiest thing in every room, but that shit doesn’t matter! That shit is the world trying to kill you! Continue reading “9 Things I Would Like To Tell To Every Teenage Girl – Melissa Newman-Evans”