Shower Wallpaper: A Poem by Isobel Armstrong

Image: Allyssa Yohana

Image: Allyssa Yohana

The world is alright
right now
it’s hot.
The boys have pink braids
and the girls don’t rot
on tile floors
like they used too.

In moaning old homes
we wake
we smoke.
There’s white moths in roses
and everyone is broke
but its ok
because we are used to it.

There will come a time
a come down,
bones ache,
sweating through sheets for the love you can’t take
but its ok
even though you got used to it.