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Boys will be Boys

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Words by Stoic Facade   I am sick of it.  Listening to male celebrities on talk shows discussing their past with drinking, speeding, snorting,  Then comes along a women dressed in white there to help atone for his ways, lay down the toys and become a man. They gloss over his transformation from boy to stoic  Fuelling the audience's infatuation with words of wisdom like an acclaimed poet. But I stand here and grit my teeth at this glorified revelation  Teaching young men to take off, slack off and enjoy being naked,  Because the system will shelter them from justified
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Cultural Facade

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Words by Stoic Facade   All their speeches start the same way, with an acknowledgement of the traditional custodians of the land in which we are meeting day  And yet these same individuals continue to discrete their land and spit on their graves  Listen,    This ambition, this past, this present is twisted  Their life, their struggle, their journey is unassisted We hold out our hands grasping for a connection  Yet, were stunned about the wall they have, you know the one we erected And we begin to turn the page into a new chapter But we are unaware of
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Crocus Soils

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Words by Zoë Porter-Parsons   Purple trumpets signal  to the breeze,   sounding their spring  arrival  shamelessly petals unfurl, presenting themselves 
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The Risk of Flight

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Words by Erin Schubert Art by @Oojin_   Lately, finding my voice seems like the only thing that matters. I fantasise about how it might feel to fan this flicker of something, The thing that burns at the back of my throat. It throbs at the tip of my tongue, too. I taste it in my mouth. The bittersweetness of it. The salty seduction of it. The thrill of it aches in me and I crave to meet her, become her - The woman who speaks her mind. I’m not even certain of what she has to say. I only
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