I don’t want to be an advocate, or an activist. I don’t want to be a definitive voice for any person that isn’t myself. I don’t want to dumb down the working class to appease the middle. I don’t want to belittle the middle to appeal to the working. I don’t want to work on a character that speaks for everyone, because no one speaks for anyone but themselves and every character is a different side to the same voice. I don’t want happiness or sadness to be my brand because both feel manufactured- you can always see it. I don’t want to preach individuality when being an individual, while rewarding, isn’t for everybody. I want to work in education but don’t want that to stop me writing poems about how hard my dick can get when kissed by someone I love. I don’t want to compromise but I’m desperate for cash and I’m tired of minimum wage jobs. I don’t care about approval but I want to be published. I don’t want to be published by Burning Eye cos I hate the font they have on their website. I don’t want to be in this country but I love this city. I don’t want to be in this city but I love this city. I don’t want to be in this city but I’ve invested so much of myself into it. I don’t like seeing people skyrocket past me but I know that they deserve to be where they are, and what i’m doing is just gonna take a lot longer cos my work isn’t as instantly recognisable as anything. One day I hopeI can make something that does resonate with everyone I love, but I know in order to do that it has to be incredible.