Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

"you know you are still the song i sing to myself when i'm alone"

i wonder
can these boys smell me bleeding
though my underwear

Terry asked me about Oxford. He’s not the first person to ask me if i’m still going or if i’m scared because of the war. I never really understood this. I mean, it’s not like i’m going to the Middle East. While i was talking to him last night, though, it occurred to me for the first time that 9-11 was because of hijackers on a plane, that that’s what people are talking about when they talk about being scared to fly. (Have we mentioned how oblivious i can be sometimes?) He said to be careful when i’m at bars, to watch my drink, so no one puts anything in it. Hi, i’m a girl, i’ve been taught that. He was actually referring to friends putting “pick-me-ups” in your drink. Yeah, his friends are delinquents and i’m never going out drinking with him. Someone putting shit in my drink is something i’ll probably worry about, but i’m not worried about flying.

Relatedly, am i the only person not getting all apocalyptic about this war? We’ve been involved in dicey situations before. Is it because we don’t have the security of UN backing? Is it because this situation has new variables like chemical weapons and suicidal hijackers? I understand people being worrying about terrorist retaliation and worrying about the troops and so on, but i don’t understand why so many people are all, “We’re all gonna die.” Someone please explain this to me.

life just keeps getting harder
keeps getting harder to hide
darker it is around me
easier it is to see inside
and outside the glass
the whole world is magnified
and it's half an inch
from here to the other side

i guess that push has come to this
so i guess this must be shove
but before you throw those stones at me
tell me, what is your house made of

if you think you know what i'm doing wrong
you're going to have to get in line
Tags: issues: iraq war, oxford summer seminar 2003

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