When I was 13
I was a mastermind
Nursing blisters from jelly sandals
I could calculate when the world would betray me by the second
“A 13 year old must become an expert,” I reasoned
“to protect 14, 15, 16, 17”
At 13 I was a magician
At 13 I was 13.
At 13 I was 13 but it came secondary
to being fat and tanned and knowing Spanish
And the first way the world betrays you
is mussing up indisputable facts
Because at 13 your dark hair, your dark skin
Make you 16, make you 21
Your fat, your baby fat
makes you a whore
Makes you ready
You know this the second
grown men grab for you on the street
touch your hair, touch your hips
The mastermind, the magician
At 13 she takes 14, 15, 16, 17
by the neck
holds them under the current
18 emerges so thin and light the audience is breathless
18 smiles, sharp teeth glinting
dims the lights
and in the voice 13 gave her
“You have all eaten well tonight.
I h a v e n o t”
At 13 I was a magician
I was Batman
I was chubby legs running through summer hydrant water
I was report cards and Sailor Moon
and reading reading reading
At 18 I drowned little girls
I drowned Batman, chubby legs, reading reading reading
I drowned masterminds
to drown the fat, the baby fat
that made me a whore whore whore
I have drowned worlds.
What made you think I wouldn’t come for you too?
“What’s Genocide?” by Carlos Andres Gomez (via nigganet)
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It looks like this will be the last time I touch this laptop in my house for like a week and change.
Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.
It is morally imperative that we reblog this.
Florence + The Machine- Howl
Danny Westneat, “Yes, summer job paid tuition back in ’81, but then we got cheap” (via obi-wankenblowme)
#also the minimum wage should be over $20 today #if it actually kept up with increases in productivity over these past few decades #it hasn’t
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A Girl by Ezra Pound (via words-in-lines)
Senator Wendy Davis is a fucking badass.
There’s this bill that they are trying to pass in Texas that would make it illegal to get any abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and would make it very difficult for abortion centers to continue doing what they do. Governor Rick Perry has already said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will sign it. And Wendy Davis said fuck no that is not happening.
So she’s filibustering it. That means she asked to talk on the subject at 11:18 this morning, and if she can continue talking about abortion until 11:59 tonight, the bill won’t reach Governor Perry, and they would have to start all over with the bill next time they meet- 2 years from now.
But Wendy has to keep talking. She can’t pause for even a minute, not for food or a sip of water or to go to the bathroom or sit down. She can’t even lean up against anything, or she’s out. So she’s wearing motherfucking PINK NIKE TENNIS SHOES in the middle of the state senate.
She also has to continue talking about the topic. She sent out tweets an other messages last night asking for anyone and everyone’s abortion story, and received a shit load of answers. Her staff is still collecting them, and she’s reading them aloud to the senate. Not only is she making this bill impossible to pass, she may just change some minds while she’s at it.
This is history, guys. Wendy Davis is a motherfucking badass, and we are watching it happen.
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