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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...

May 1, 2018

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Friends, family, general public, and all who care, 

I have insane news to share with you that's been brewing for the last few months. The short and short of it is I AM NOW A BUSINESS OWNER. 

 *this is the first draft of a design for the shop by the brilliant Maria Iqbal!...

April 5, 2018

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Look at this funny *artistic* pic of me at 16. It's a good metaphor for this post.

I can't believe it's been over a month since I wrote anything but tbh winter galls me. Also I've been in crushland crushing on a sweet virgo and I needed some time to just be busy and for...

February 17, 2018

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Something has been rumbling under the surface of the Fountain Square music community for the last month or so, and while I want to talk directly about it, I have a more comprehensive point. Let me start by telling you a few stories. 

I have this friend who I always like...

February 12, 2018

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So I'm aching. I did something horrible to my shoulder playing pool or doing stupid back-bends or having sex idk. And I was about to go to bed feeling a little guilty because I promoted my "funny" blog today but I've only been writing about seasonal depression lately--...

February 5, 2018

It's called: "Hi, I'm Ovulating" and it's about sex--go figure.

https://soundcloud.com/voicemailpoems/hi-im-ovulating-by-elysia-lucinda-smith

January 30, 2018

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During winter, I mostly complain. It tends to astound me that I'm so sad all the time even though it's been pretty consistent since moving to the Midwest. Until I was 13, I'd never suffered through a winter. Growing up in California, it was all sun, all the time. So th...

January 10, 2018

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To start: many thanks to the folks who read this and encourage me. I wouldn't be hammering away at these keys if Molly Jane didn't send me a text this morning to say she was looking forward to the next post because I've been so insular lately. Insular is my new favorit...

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

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