writing

don't believe a thing poets say

i have never heard Beyonce but i have drank enough wine 
to know the difference between falling in love and moving to Oakland for no reason. 


DON'T BELiEVE A THiNG POETS SAY 

how can you trust anybody who spends their time reading wild words about 
revolution and weed and prophets and the rent crisis 
to probably no one except other readers of 
those same but different wild words? 

they only believe in fucking and 
beans and rice and 
killing their landlords 
and collecting all the typewriter tape that's left in the world 
and probably building some kinda shrine 
to onomatopoeia or hip hop or just 
burning it all in an act 
of liminal defiance. 

Olivia Max GraceComment