Rebecca Y Dec 5
a to-do list for tense and anxious teens by a tense and anxious teen

○ breathe
○ watch the sun rise and go on a long walk
○ start a journal or side project to work on during study breaks
○ head to cafés, bookshops, festivals, bazaars and second-hand shops
○ read a book
○ play good music that makes you feel at ease
○ buy yourself your favourite dessert
○ write, draw or play a musical instrument (even if you don’t know how)
○ look in a mirror and list all the things you love about yourself
○ smile
○ watch the sun set before you finish your walk and soak in the atmosphere
Charlotte Dec 4

In English,
we’re learning about
Winston and Julia
in 1984, but
it’s 2017
all I want to study is

I want to study less
about the
control and freedom
Big Brother has
and more about
the calculation of your

I want to study the way
your knuckles could be an
infant’s home, small
hands reaching out
longing for you
or the way the veins in
your arm makes abstract art,
beautiful enough to be showcased
in any gallery.

I understand now why they say
“as pretty as a painting.” Because
you’re as timeless and
breathtaking as
Mona Lisa.

And your blue iris's,
swirl with dark and light
tones with a slight
a golden glint,
I could stare into them for longer
than any
Starry Night.

I’m just better suited to an art class.
I want to learn the primaries
so I can swirl them all together and
get your dark brown hair.
I want to add the most expensive
white, so I can paint the
faint freckles on your nose and

I want to mix blue and red adding water
until the colour is a perfect match
for the faintest birthmark
on your shoulder.

Instead of the History of Russia,
I want to learn the History
of you.
I want to learn what makes you smile
and what makes you cry.

I want to study you,  
I use each brush stroke to
perfect your skin,
each pen writes down
notes until
I have a whole book
full of each heartbreak,
so I can learn a lesson
in you.

Wellspring Nov 23

I am studying.
I am dying from exams.
I should get some sleep.

Don's you just love exams? I don't. I hate it.

I study the young people of today
With an anthropological  eye.
I'm trying to figure out
Where they're comin' from
But I think it creeps 'em out
'Cause I'm cross-eyed.

Vexren4000 Nov 13

A pipet,
Made for a science lab,
To Study compounds,
And liquid states,
Transferring substances,
and Studying building blocks.
The pipet,
Simple yet vital.


Jessica S Nov 10

My parents always told me
That I needed to be a good girl
To have a good life
My teachers told me
That I needed to study more
So I could be successful
My friends told me
That I needed to get a boyfriend
Just like them
So I would not be lonely anymore
When I turned seventeen
I got sick of the things I needed to do
I cried myself to sleep
And suddenly I realized
Everything I have done
I did not do It for me
I did It for them

It's one thing  to  read God's  word.
But to actuality  eat it that's  a whole new revelation.

all those

who lock their gaze

on the study of this world

are the personifications

of confusion, servicing

walls of text to summarize

so you don't

have to.

I read about death and violence

I proof read,
and top up
and eject
and print
and scan
and hand in
and sometimes I get full marks.

Marks on the body.
Mark my words.
(Mark my work.)
Karl motherfucking Marx
The communist who launched a thousand memes.

My oh my.


The necropolitical is like a funnel
a filter,
a sieve.
Like baking,
only you didn't forget to put the oven on
and people are inside the oven and so are you.

It's not like with the toaster
when ur mum tells u to scrap the black crumbs into the drain.

It's not like you can unburn the burnt.
Oh and the skin grafts?
There's a waiting list for that.
The waiting list?
There's a form for you to get on that.
The forms?
You need to print them out.
The printer?
Buy your own.
Your bank balance?
Your bank?
Sorry you have reached us out of outside of our operating hours.

Outside of our
Outside of our operating
of our operating hours
operating hours
and hours
and hours
and hours
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[Dave Dobbyn music continues playing through the phone]

university and study link and banks and institutionalised violence are all fucking ridiculous and need to stop
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