Wow that is the last time I eat anything my mom brings home from work. I’ve had problems with the food before, but today. Today was THE worst.
What I ate were some tater tots. Seemingly harmless tater tots. I ended up vomiting violently for an hour until my nose bleed. 4 hours later, I thought I was in the clear until BOOM excruciating diarrhea.
Okay I need a second opinion. I have a friend who insists that her job is more exhausting than my retail one. She does that thing where she watches over kids after school’s ended until their parents pick them up. She works half the hours I do. I’m a sales associate at at a department store. ‘Nuff said.
So I got one of those Jade’s Atom T-Shirts off of Topatoco and I totally forgot that the Standard size is another phrase for Men’s sizes so I ordered a medium as if it was a women’s size. It arrived a few minutes ago and it’s huge on me, but I’m too lazy to send it back for an exchange. It’s kinda thin so I’ll just fold up the bottom and use it until it gets all worn out and just buy a smaller size next time.
When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.
When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.
When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.
When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.
When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”
You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.
You will turn 18
and become queen of the Nile.
You will turn 18
and bring justice to journalism.
You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.
This is your call to leap.
There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.
You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.
You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
Friendly reminder that yesterday when my mom took me to Walmart she left me alone in the toilet paper section and this guy started hitting on me and I said “Sorry, I’m a lesbian.” and he was like “Oh my god I’m so sorry I thought you were a boy.”
Huh, so I just realized how mysogynistic(is that a word) my mom is. Always telling me that I can’t carry heavy stuff because I’m a girl and that I won’t be able to give birth to children if I keep trying to carry 40+ lbs stuff like the music equipment and water softener bags.
One, I’ve BEEN carrying that heavy stuff for years now.
Two, I don’t even want kids. I don’t even want to get married. I’ve always preferred the option of adopting if I ever want a child.
Mom:Oh my god it's 10AM. Get up already and do some work!
Me:Mom, I just worked seven straight days of 6.5 hour shifts, breaking two labor laws in the process and working on my day-off. You work one day a week, an 8 hour shift, and spend the rest of the week complaining about being sore from your job. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TELL ME TO WAKE UP. ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAVE THIS KNEE BRACE ON AND MY ANKLE WRAPPED IN AN ACE BANDAGE.