interlude: note to self, in the dark

by dangerlight

Spend your late nights sewing these words inside of your veins.  Don’t let a single red or white cell pass by without reading it.  Don’t open your mouth unless the scent of them flows out with your breath.  Don’t look down at your skin without remembering what you grafted inside, both the vainest (and VEINIST, GET IT) and most naively sincere attempt to erase the structures planted in your gut, old bricks and bones stubbornly seeping into your coccyx each time you look at them.  Don’t look to them for comfort.  Don’t forget the feel of that needle dragging across your insides.  Don’t forget the dust of the ones who died for your pathetic comfort; don’t let that dust settle in your self-loathing–your self-loathing, in this context, does fucking nothing to help.

“The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.” “The model minority stereotype has always been less about praising Asian people than it has been about shaming Black people.”

Quote from David Shih, “You’re the Model Minority Until You’re Not.”

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