After Angel Nafis
“I’m so show-off / My diamonds designed to twinkle and bleed light” – Azealia Banks
Mark my words, [ ].
Someday I’ll wear the fur
of every animal inside me
still crying for attention’s milk.
I don’t care what you call me:
tantrum, mink momentum, siren
of the cheapest songs. I wish it wasn’t true,
but scream any name & I’ll come.
Tbh I’d pull a thousand looks
from your eyes if it meant
I’d finally be seen. I mean, [ ].
What does a [ ] have
to do around here to get a tulip
tucked sweetly behind her ear? Die?
I can only do that a little at a time.
Y’all can wait. & I can continue
to sprawl the mania out on my good
chaise lounge. I know what I’m doing.
I’m fighting off invisibility with a snakeskin belt.
I’m rewiring the audience to finally look
me in the eye. I got so many reasons
to scream & so little chiffon to do it in.
Ashamed? With this face?
Girl, I wouldn’t be caught dead.
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