The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.
i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that
We’d like to thank Sigma Chi for their good lighting and beer. This was the start of a life-long photo shoot. Look out for us when we’re seventy-five with our lemon wedges and salt shakers. Homegirl’s always gonna be there.