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The Day After The Election I Did Not Go Outside by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

BUT for a moment, to drive to the soul
food spot on Congress ave. where utensils,
large & made for the hands of no one living among
us, hang on the walls & where the woman behind

the counter yells out my order before my second
foot makes it in the door & where her laugh is like
my sister’s or where her laugh is like my mother’s or
where her laugh is like my grandmother’s or where her laugh

is like the laugh of a black woman who knows where the devil
is hiding & knows how to shake him loose & in the soul food
spot there are no devils but there is plenty sin & where you look
at the sweet tea & your dentist gets a chill from miles away &

where, if the gossip is good enough, the smoke from the kitchen
puffs into black halos & someone ain’t getting the catfish they
ordered & where all is forgiven & where forgiveness is always
dressed in something fried or sweet & where, around a circle

of spent plates, men with their full bellies & thin gold chains slap
cards on a wooden table & where those men ignore the yelling
& the marching on the television & where I imagine those men
have seen this movie before & know its ending & yet are still

here to watch it again & where the plates rattle when one of the men shows
his hand & says his partner ain’t shit & where I laugh because these men
could be my father & around the right table, I am everyone’s child &
where the stereo is from the 90s & so is everything that crawls out of it

& where Lauryn sings how you gon’ win if you ain’t right within & I am
oh, I am right within for this small and shrinking moment. I am right
within for this newborn praise, because the rain stopped & the clouds
gave way earlier & yes, the darkness arrives sooner now & yes,

the streets were still slick, but on this day, the children were in
them, dodging the streetlights on their small bikes & the girls
leapt & whipped their long ponytails through the open mouths
of two jump ropes & this is the only country they know & it is nothing

to get free when your only country is freedom & so I say, then:
make a border around any place you are loved & call it yours.
make a border around those who hold you up & build what
you must to keep the devils out. I say, then: I know, I know

the burning cannot be unseen & on this night I claimed a new
& fleeting empire, governed by soul food & loud black children &
no one telling them to be quiet. governed by men who lose
card games. governed by men who know they ain’t shit & the women

who know it better but have loved them for too long to stop
now. oh country, my new and brief country. how I walk from you
full & into the wreckage. how I wish you everywhere now.
how I try to taste you in the air instead of blood.

BOOM!  Colors. Sapphire, A.K.A- Laughy Sapphy (cause she laughs at your misery and, oh woops! Did she chip your tooth? Didn’t see that coming~). Clearly would be the Jammer with that future vision shizz.

I had a lot of fun with this one!  <3 I really wanna draw Ruby as a Blocker. Or a cheerleader from the sidelines. In a biker outfit, holding a sign that proclaims her love for her baby…

Gonna have to sketch that one out real quick before I forget it…


Drunk in the backseat of a car I have never seen before

I don’t ask where we are going because I don’t really care

I think I might be a better person when I’m drunk

It’s like maybe that’s the real me? The one I keep hidden away,

she is nice. she is warm …

Warm , I don’t know about much but I know about Warm

Not the temperature, the feeling!

It is my favorite of all the feelings because you can feel it in your heart 

And also in your hands

and your stomach

and your arms

Warm. How I feel right now is warm

How I’ll feel in a couple of hours is dead

Dead is a pretty word

so is girl

so is she

so is Mine

Lots of things are mine not because I bought them but because in my head I pointed at them and said “you are mine and only mine and nobody else can ever have you”

When people take what is mine I get sad

then I get angry

then I laugh

I laugh cuz I’m angry, I laugh cuz I’m sad. These things make me laugh because I am 


When people call me crazy it surprises me;

they act like they are telling me something I didnt know

I feel like saying:

yes, I am crazy,

but are you just now noticing?

I feel like saying:

yes, I am crazy,

but are you scared?

I feel like saying:

yes, I am crazy,

but have you ever wanted me to be anything else? 

some highlights

- “white boys be like I’m  not gonna even finish my sentence
- ALL of Oscar’s lines. That Stan. That Holmes. 
- “That clock insulted my fandom”
- “Being left haded is a birth defect”
- “I have a question! HuuaAAAAAGHH!”
TaddyLongLegs joined the chat and laughed with us. Sorry I saw him in Periscope, that’s one of my personal highlights. 
(-Ford joined too. Bill, Ford and Tad had hilarious conversations about kinks.)
- “Goblin lives don’t matter!”
- “I love cocaine it’s a magical fruit”
- Stan has a better mustache than you!”
-”Laughy Laughy Laugh, I’m dead, bye”

-B U I L D   A   W A L L

and literally all of the other line’s from Oscar
-all bisexuals get maces
-During the pause for Steven Universe Ryan died again and the rest sang “All star”… featuring a kazoo
-at some part everyone just sang “all star all star all star all star” and they sounded like satan in a blender 2.0 (love you guys)
- also they sang baby got back
-“a woman should not be defined by her man’s Mercedes”
- DOGAN VISITED and chatted with us
- Ryan fandubbed History of Japan
- Judy’s ukulele version of peanut butter jelly
- peridot and lapis fused into dogan