Flash fiction piece rooted in a story about a young woman growing up in the early 19th century. A young servant like many and unlike few.
excerpts from my new piece on cultural disconnect from my awkwardBLACKgirl perspective in sula x la liga’s zine.
- sula collective x la liga zine collab
- dropped two days ago: june 2nd, 2016
- features my essay/free-write, “nobody understands the awkwardBLACKgirl”
- features a portrait of george w. bush made out of tiny assholes
- challenges the status-quo and cultural superiority/inferiority
- calling out the bullshit the way we see it
- i’m literally in love
- this issue is ill
A. Timmy sips drank.
B. Tommy smokes dank.
F. Timmy and Tommy hop around town, searching for sunshine.
D. Mama loses the war in the back of Adams Alley.
Z. The end – but all is ephemeral.
judging myself, and the feeling never goes away.
there’s tension in my chest – simultaneous reasoning: not being good enough and being too good. growing up in a world of lies, while striving for those exact fabrications. i drift into delirium when i think of my experience here. neurotic nostalgia for the crows in my head come morning time, and i’m tired. the crows keep coming and i want to say “leave me” but i don’t know how.
and i guess i am constantly in destructive rotation because of it.
-jasmine (and the crows)