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"Fear is what keeps my breath unsteady and what keeps me from escaping her hold. It gathers. Condensation on the windows. I draw hearts in it and pretend I choose to be here." #latenightthoughts #poetrycommunity
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One 2019 goal of mine (or every year, really) is to read more. Because reading what I have to at work all day is soul sucking and I miss poems and novels dearly. The plan is to read one book or a few shorter pieces each week. Tonight I read this collection of poems by @oliviagatwood since she'll be here in #gainesvillefl @highdivegville with @ellomelissa next week. You can order New American Best Friend from @thirdhousebooks online or stop by the store.
This brought me back to such different eras of my past and I could share her pieces with so many different people I know. So here your are...
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“Once, a boy told me he doesn’t ‘believe in labels’ so I embroidered the word ‘chauvinist’ on the back of his favorite coat.” - Olivia Gatwood
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if I had a poem for everytime I have wished
to unzip this self at the spine,
walk out of this skin,
fold it, keep it at the back of my closet,
with all other unseeable things and unspeakable stories,
I wouldn't have to starve for these metaphors again.
In this moment,
there's only a karaoke in my head,
a song I do not know the lyrics to,
and the room is filling up with smoke,
but pulling the fire alarm is too much noise,
so I'm willing to burn,
maybe, understanding the wreckage,
doesn't necessarily put it back together,
there's so much cleaning to do before showtime.
your knuckles are bleeding, but not enough,
so you are a sucker for fist fights, still;
your past selves try to choke you,
bullets from the future ricochet off you,
you don't stop the killing.
There is no dance party
loud enough
to make you wanna breath again,
to stop your organs from dissipating at the pit of your stomach,
to clean the blood from these tiles,
you don't know much about destruction,
but you have scissorhands,
and holding me,
is too bloody a business,
so we put that on hold,
and act like we don't know,
why this violence is so electric,
but how do we unlearn,
all the ways you can hide,
the hurt you've caused to yourself.


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”And when they call you a bitch say thank you, thank you very much” 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀
‘Ode to the women on Long Island’ by Olivia Gatwood









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From @oliviagatwood’s book, New American Best Friend. #oliviagatwood #poetry #buttonpoetry #newamericanbestfriend #litbowl


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“Alternative Universe In Which I Am Unfazed By The Men Who Do Not Love Me...”
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📸: @ankhiluunnn
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expect to see all you bad broads at this one, our ladies @oliviagatwood & @ellomelissa are gonna be @theatticyborcity tix still available via @ticketfly #Ybor #Tampa #brokenmoldentertainment #oliviagatwood #melissalozadaoliva #restingbitchface


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wip of a piece im working on inspired by an olivia gatwood poem from new american best friend!
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#digitalart #doodle #wip #oliviagatwood #clown #clowngirl


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Makeup tutorial dissection and the evolution of bangs. Now that two of my fav poets have a podcast (@ellomelissa & @oliviagatwood), can I finally be IN on this podcast life everyone’s about?? I keep up with podcasts like I keep up with tv shows so probably not, but this one has me hooked. These two are just so real, I’d love to talk to them. Check it out on iTunes! Love these ladiez ✌️ #zine #empoweringwomen #empoweringpoc #empoweringlgbt #buttonpoetry #podcast #melissalozadaoliva #oliviagatwood


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The next girl at the party tells me, 'You talk too much about this gay shit'
Paint too many rainbows
And I listen.
Somewhere in Turkey, a transgender woman is burnt alive,
Down in Australia, Jonathan is stabbed fourteen times for going out with a boy,
In Chechnya, a hundred gay men die without seeing the light outside their concentration camps,
Fourty nine people are shot dead at a gay bar in America,
Until last week 42% of us lived in countries, that rather see us die.
The internet tells me,
homophobia is dead,
The internet tells me,
everyone is gay,
The internet tells me,
this isn't a problem anymore
and I stop listening.
Being woke, has never outweighed, being alive.
We are tired of hearing our tragedies from the mouths that make them tragedies,
We are tired of existing as the sidekick to your narratives,
We are tired.
The next time, you think 'oh it's all so liberal now'
Think of the people, starved of air inside a fucking closet,
of the weight this chest feels,
everytime someone asks me about my boyfriend,
There are days when it is easier to lie than it is to live.
Privilege isn't realised,
until it is taken away.
The next time you blog, remember
Only yesterday did we get a right to fucking exist,
Only yesterday did we see that flag go up, in this country, for the first time
And tomorrow we still have generations to convince
And tomorrow we still need the right to love,
Be an ally, just an ally,
We do not need your voice
We have decades of screams left,
But god knows, we've needed a hug.


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Couldn't find any skin tone markers so officially drawing everyone as Paper White, Very Brown, or Actually Black. Anyways this is @oliviagatwood .
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Woops,
we're in the shadiest car on the highway,
and I think it might be on fire,
the sky looks pretty burgundy,
but we don't move,
my nail polish is still wet.
if we die here,
we won't leave behind nuclear shadows,
or puns in marble,
just neon blood,
and unfinished forts
made out of confetti,
which sounds like a good idea;
we aren't fetishizing the end, hun,
it's just we aren't in our own futures,
but it doesn't matter
if the world is jolting forward,
when you are antigravity.
we're worryingly invincible,
and holding elbows,
because the future's too slippery in my grasp,
the air tastes like electricity
and friday when you are six,
and i like the idea of us,
so you can borrow my ribs if you want.
this is too much melodrama,
and stillness,
we pull out our hearts for the music,
break some bones for the symphony,
shucks we're falling,
and on fire,
but how do we not be,
if that's what we want.


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ONE MONTH AWAY! LIVE Touring Poetry show with OLIVIA GATWOOD and Melissa Lozada-Oliva Wednesday 1/23 at High Dive! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
@oliviagatwood is a full-time touring artist, and has performed internationally at over two-hundred schools and universities. Online, her videos, including Manic Pixie Dream Girl and Ode to My Bitch Face have gained over 3 million views collectively. Come see her perform her poetry live at High Dive with fellow author and poet @ellomelissa.
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Tickets available NOW at HighDiveGainesville.com
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"...the boy says i curse too much to be pretty and i tattoo "cunt" on my inner lip..." - Olivia Gatwood
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