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July 8, 2019

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Almost two years ago, I burst into work, flushed with that fever feeling of LUV. I was exuberant. I was dancing a little. I was annoying my co-worker so he took a video of me professing my LUV for the person I was currently seeing. Then he said, Elysia I'm going to sho...

May 21, 2019

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I saw a quote today from Lucille Clifton. It said, "the question for you is/ what have you ever traveled toward/ more than your own safety?" This struck me because lately I feel like I'm traveling more and more rapidly towards my own death. I don't believe in safety. F...

April 23, 2019

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Right now, I am steaming on my front porch. I caved and bought some lovely vintage patio furniture and it's comfy and it's a beautiful night. I have incense burning and I'm drinking wine and I'm finally fucking writing something to y'all. This is my libra full moon. Th...

October 20, 2018

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On Wednesday I was very blessed to participate in a panel on "Building an Inclusive Scene" organized and moderated by Ari Beedie and Musical Family Tree. The other panelists were Stacia Moon, Tajana Rebelle, and Mina Keohane. We were all non-male femmes including Ari w...

October 10, 2018

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One of the first things we know about working in this capitalist economy is that the customer is always right. That means a person who sits behind a counter for their job has more than just sitting to do--when you come in and make casual conversation with your shop gir...

September 20, 2018

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Today, I'm exhausted. I only had two alcohols last night (not a lot for me) but the pours were heavy--can we talk about how bartenders think they're doing you a favor with a heavy pour but dude. I didn't come here to get wasted, I came to catch a buzz, relax, and flirt...

July 26, 2018

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Entropy. It's both physical and emotional--the concept that the energy in our universe is always moving towards disorder, pulling apart from itself. If nothing has ever ended for you, get off this blog. But chances are, if you're reading this, or are simply alive, you'...

July 5, 2018

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I cleaned my room for the first time in over a month yesterday and even though it was the fourth, all I wanted to do was lay around at home and appreciate the clean, emptiness of it. But, such is life. Instead I had to go to the shop from 11-3 and then out to a show fo...

May 21, 2018

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I've been listening to Girlpool's song Chinatown a lot recently because it was really plucking an emotional string for me and I didn't realize until this morning what the relevance was. While flying down the Pleasant Run bike path I heard the lyric you see listed as th...

May 7, 2018

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Today is the last day of this trip. I'm currently in Boston because I was asked to perform at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. While I've had a marvelous time and the reading went spectacularly, I'm  butting right up against this shard of glass and I need to talk abo...

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Vulgar, bike riding, record slinging, book reading poet with a passion for pool and the Midwest. 

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