i have too many followers and statistically, at least half of you are despicable, so here is an incendiary but nonetheless true maxim you should carry with you and let it carry you through your day on your way out of my blog:
cops aren’t people, they’re organic conduits of state power that stand in opposition to freedom and civility in service of a white supremacist settler colonial imperialist state, and the sooner they off themselves or are offed by a new state the better the people will be for it. yes, that includes your dad, aunt, cousin, my deceased grandfather or whatever failure you live with.
Get up. Get up and unwreck your dress, unpunish the vase of blushing peonies. Gather the thousand ants let loose from each busy bloom. Shake the glass from your hair and ravel your stockings. Restring all the bright beads of your necklace, which clatter across the entryway like teeth.
Britt Ashley, “Advice on Leaving Your Own Crime Scene Gracefully,” published in The Offing