“Modern Girl” by Sleater-Kinney


I like to listen to this song when people around me need a good song. It eventually gets loud. Who doesn’t like that?

I like to listen to this song when I ride my bike in the summer.

I like to listen to this song and wonder if I’m modern. Like would I know if I’m modern? I sometimes think about modernism and wonder why school is so expensive.

I like to draw the stuff in this song: giant donuts, big TVs.

I like to worry about how my whole life cooperates with capitalism even when I’m in love and having a sunny day.

I like to listen to this song when someone breaks up with me. I like it because it feels like a break up song except I end up singing about shitty money instead of shitty love and then I remember what I care about anyway.

-Mia Bruner

1535708_10152106115924679_592914082_nMia Bruner lives in New Orleans where she works in housing at the NO/AIDS Task Force. In her poems, she aims to break down hierarchies of language and create sites of non-narrative histories and intimacies.  From 2009-2013, she attended The New School where she established The Akilah Oliver Award for Experimental Poetry with Jamila Wimberly and Audrey Zee Whitesides. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Bone Bouquet, 12th Street, RELEASE, Cuntry Living, 11/1/2, and Chaplet #149, Made of These (Belladonna*, 2013).

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