Olive Andrews, Little Loops & Giselle Valencia, from I’m afraid you have the wrong person, Photography, 2019

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Am I part of the hot squad yet?

I met a girl who was nineteen and almost cried for her not really for her but for me
and how long it takes to crawl away from nineteen

Sipping champagne out of a plastic flower cup at 11am at work
pulling orange ribbon through my fingers tying little bows onto every gift

Living in sin city now there’s a water jug shaped like an orange and cranberry garland and the kitchen is always cold

On Wednesday Patrick picked me up by my thighs and dragged me to the beach which
was
empty
and he hadn’t but when I looked back it felt like he’d never let me down to lace my shoes

and it hadn’t but when I looked back it felt like the sky had set pink and just stayed

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