By KEYSHA WALL, Arts & Entertainment Editor
i. wrap yourself in black. darkness is
beautiful, luxurious, mysterious,
all the things at the end of the world
and all the things you are afraid of.
ii. leggings in the winter. nothing can
harm you if you are the only one
who knows how to harm yourself.
iii. boots. become 6’0″ or 6’2″. stumble
into people and lord over them when
you say “excuse me.” smile at them
as if you mean it. [only we know
iv. wear a coat that makes you look
as if you’re hiding a black hole
in your stomach. walk as if you
will show it to anyone who dares
to look your way.
v. rejection. manipulation. frustration.
subversion. fear. sorrow. they all
show on your face.