amanda. officially a 20 something on a journey, including but not limited to: working too much and still being broke, punk rock, hyperbole, embroidery, watching too many movies, and not getting enough sleep. I never wear a bra, I am body and sex positive, and I'm so bored with the U.S.A.
Imagine if the straight edge scene put some of its energies towards addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to alcoholism, and the ways alcohol companies target certain groups and communities, rather than simply criticizing everyone who drinks? Or if they decided to look critically at the racist, classist criminal justice system and War on Drugs that leads to much more violence and crime than drugs themselves, rather than bashing people who use drugs?
There’s one part of me that’s like:
You should do your work, and then you wouldn’t be so stressed, and you would feel a great sense of accomplishment, and you’d have free time when you’re finished.
But then there’s this other part of me that’s like:
They both make such good arguments.
Don’t waste your lips on words I’ve heard before
Kiss my tired head.
And each letter written wastes your hand, young man
Come and lead me to your bed
You gave me hope that I’d not lost her
And then thought it rather strange to see me smile-
as I don’t do too much smiling these days.
She put on happiness like a loose dress
Over pain I’ll never know
“So the peace you had,” she says, “I must confess, I’m glad to see it go.”
We’re two white roses lying
just outside his door
I’ve made you so happy and
But which should I be more sorry for?