05.06.05 - 12:31 p.m.
if i am not living and dying by bell hooks anymore, if
my hair is longer than it used to be and i enjoy
wearing a full skirt because i like to twirl in it when i'm alone,
if i can listen to music that isn't overtly political
because i like the way it sounds, if i appreciate
common courtesies extended by a boy
because those particular courtesies are not routinely
extended to me, if i love someone and say he makes me
feel grown up, i am not digressing or selling out.