if you think you were born in the wrong era

26 november 2013

fuck off.

realize that time machines
were built
for richstraightwhite men who have
never feared walking down
the street at night.

smoke cigarettes with the luxury
of knowing that
they’ll kill you someday.

throw away your record players
and smash your vinyls into bits
and recognize
that the jagged edges are
nowhere near as rough as the past

(also, just fucking download spotify already).

get dressed how you want
and eat what you want
and marry who you want
and learn what you want
just because you can.

that whalebone corset looks
prettier tucked away
in the glass case of a museum
than it would wrapped around
your middle
squeezing the breath from your lungs
and the roses blooming in your cheeks.

swallow pills instead of
biting your tongue.
you won’t be left in the gutter
or locked away in a tower,
i promise.

money was always
hard to come by.

if you’re unhappy with where
you are,

we can fly, these days.

skrivet av denna stjärna

och den tar andan ur mig.

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