my need and my shame, a complicated love. it is a stumbling, a trip i never quite recover from. a mourning. wine-stained tongue and headache. halted cackle. on the verge. over the edge. an arch of the back into emptiness.
"It’s hard not to feel humorless, as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away."
-Roxane Gay, ‘Bad Feminist’