tyyyyyyyyyy <3 ur lovely too ily
everyone will be notified at the same time on may 30th.
After, my skin sagged low, a winter coat
on a pretty blue wire hanger. Abortions don’t hurt.
What hurt is the after, my mother’s coyote stare,
the red flush of my skin, the way Brooklyn bit back.
What hurt is the dirty mirror in the clinic bathroom,
the raccoon eyes, the silence of November. I did not
feel my body for two thousand days, called diners
out of state, ordered food for made up people.
I don’t like my lips anymore.
My mother’s hand a wrench around my wrist,
mean coyote eyes, forced me to stare at the sun.
I don’t like thinking about raspberries or peas
or any small, small things.
I don’t like to let down my long hair,
leave it braided, a rope to keep me attached to shore.
I leave rabbit ears on library shelves, call made up people
out of state, touch my arms but feel the inside of my thigh.
There is a grave of elephant bones in my body.
I have phantom limbs, like the soldiers who tasted napalm
in airplane peanuts, the wives who drop diamonds
in the garbage disposal after the funeral,
the mothers who lose children
in freak accidents on Ferris Wheels,
in pale blue draft cards, in clinics in Brooklyn
with smudged bathroom mirrors and dead
pink fish rotting in the sink.
im lazy lol
no it’d be gucci i think. most of the work is done on your own like you’ll get a weekly syllabus and as long as you do ur hw and upload it at a later time you’ll be fine.
so apply!!!! you don’t decide if you’re amateur or if you’re bad or if you aren’t good enough. your job is to write honest work. that’s it. apply and if you get in then it’ll be so wonderful and you’ll have a kickass time learning and teaching and writing and you don’t get in, it’ll suck yes, but rejection is healthy and normal and you’ll be stronger and probably have more determination to be a better writer.
(after i get rejected from some place, i write like 10 new pieces just so i can be like “u will not stop me!!!!!” internally)
if you don’t apply you will never know if you’re work could have gotten in. just take a chance srsly don’t miss an opportunity bcus of your own self-doubt.
yo so my pank story goes like this. i sent them stuff, they rejected me. i sent them more stuff, they rejected me. i sent them even more stuff and then they accepted me. it took 3 tries before i got in so DEF apply/submit to wtr again, like it’s not really common to get into a journal on the first try and idk i’m a firm believer of applying to like every opportunity i can regardless of whether or not i’ll get in or get it. bcus like if you get in then WOOO you got in and if you don’t get in then who cares, write more and apply again or apply elsewhere like rejections really don’t matter in the long run, what matters is whether you give up after getting one. :]
yayyy!! no omg def do it! i’m probably going to be alone like drinking some water, making uncomfortable eye contact w/ everyone who passes me so it’d be nice to have someone to talk to :]
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