PSA : “Close call, Miss Geography!”

I don’t have any words left. I’m going to let some other smart people take it from here.

“If abandoned rage asks, Who should answer for this?/
Say, the very blood of our lives eats composure up.”
~ Claudia Rankine, The End of the Alphabet: Poems

there are too many worthy quotes from “Rape Joke” by Patricia Lockwood to block quote any of it. to The Awl and read the whole thing.

“What would you like? I’d like my money’s worth.

Try explaining a life bundled with episodes of this—

swallowing mud, swallowing glass, the smell of blood

on the first four knuckles.

We pull our boots on with both hands

but we can’t punch ourselves awake and all I can do

is stand on the curb and say Sorry

about the blood in your mouth. I wish it was mine.

~ Richard Siken, “Little Beast“, Crush

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