A Picture Says A Thousand Words

💖 A picture says a thousand words: a new fortnightly series looking at poetry in response to images of culture queens by artist Liv Wynter – starting with Britney, bitch… 💖

 

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A SERIES OF BREAK UP TEXTS

YOU ARE PLAYING DEVILS ADVOCATE
YOU ARE PLAYING AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR AT A PARTY
YOU ARE CASUAL MISOGYNY AT THE BAR
YOU ARE TAKING UP TWO SEATS ON A BUSY TUBE
YOU ARE CAN I SEE SOME ID
YOU ARE 2% BATTERY ON AN UNKNOWN BUS ROUTE
YOU ARE A NEW POP UP SHOP ON DEPTFORD HIGH STREET
YOU ARE £6 RED STRIPE
YOU ARE INSUFFICIENT FUNDS
YOU ARE A TORY
YOU ARE AN IMMIGRATION OFFICER
YOU ARE A BAILIFF
YOU ARE BORDER PATROL
YOU ARE A WHITE MAN WRITING A THINK PIECE ABOUT LEMONADE
YOU ARE CALLING THE COPS ON YOUR NEIGHBOURS HOUSE PARTY
YOU ARE TURNING THE MUSIC DOWN WHEN ITS ONLY 1AM
YOU ARE A VICE JOURNALIST
YOU ARE A £20 APPLICATION FEE
YOU ARE A 30 PAGE JOB APPLICATION FOR THE WETHERSPOONS
YOU ARE BEDROOM TAX
YOU ARE ALL LIVES MATTER
YOU ARE NOT ALL MEN

YOU ARE, SINGLE

All words by Liv Wynter.