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Rachel Joy

United States

writer's block

May 4, 2016

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I lack inspiration
it’s your fault
give me something to write about
no more clichés about the tide of the ocean 
no more metaphors comparing you to planets and galaxies
give me something real
as real as my desire to smash the patriarchy 


I lack inspiration
it’s your fault
give me something to write about
I can't give in to a false sense of being cultured 
I don’t want to watch a documentary about the history of modern art 
I know nothing about politics other than Trump is an asshole 
I think horoscopes and greek mythology are twitter fads
There are only so many times I can lie for the sake of art 

I lack inspiration
It’s your fault
Give me something to write about
There are only a finite amount of natural disasters I can romanticize
You taught me why they name hurricanes after people
You drowned me with a tsunami of affection
Now I’m all out of ideas 

I lack inspiration
it’s your fault
give me something to write about
I don’t have some deep meaning 
I spent 20 minutes trying to find the perfect shade of purple lipstick
(it’s the same one i’ve been using for years)
I like reality tv and slumber parties and binge watching Friends 
I’m not intense or inspiring; I don’t have “an artist’s soul”
no more faking complexity, raw is the best I can give 


I lack inspiration
it’s your fault
give me something to write about
there are only so many similes i can spew about the taste of your lips 
or the way you get that sparkle in your eye 
every time you hear that shitty music that you love so much 

I lack inspiration
it’s your fault
give me something to write about
I might as well go back to writing about the tides of the ocean
I might as well conjure up some more metaphors comparing you to planets and galaxies
you are my something real
as real as my desire to smash the patriarchy 

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