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July 13, 2015

Domestically Dating. {Poem}

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Domestically dating
You’ve heard the story

you go for a beer
next thing you know
shes got three brown suitcases
her pink square shampoo bottles in your shower
skip first dates
let’s share toothbrushes
go grocery shopping
run errands
get food poisoning and take care of one another
can you pass the toilet paper?
where’s the iron?
laundry detergent?
meet the friends before we’ve stayed up all night having raunchy sex
you’re a little chaotic he says
you have no idea
scrubbing cold egg off the morning frying pan
CBC radio plays
Beethoven, Mozart, Bach
we could be wearing our matching slippers
stirring sugar and milk into white coffee cups
without making eye contact
because we’ve seen each other for the last 192 hours.

~

Relephant Reads:

I Suck at Polyamory—oh, & Monogamy, too.

~

Author: Janne Robinson

Editor: Alli Sarazen

Photo: CIA de Foto/Flickr

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Janne Robinson

Janne Robinson is a 21st-century feminist beat poet. Her voice haunts with the legacy of early feminists and poets such as Gloria Steinem, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. Her no sugar shit prose cuts with the honesty and simplicity of Bukowski and the romantic reliability of Kerouac. Her poetry leads like a woman, walking with fire in the footprints of Steinem—breathing sexual liberation, choice, and overall championing women to their birthright of not only equality but leadership.

Robinson notoriously states that her career is to “share slabs of her heart for a living.” Her ability to capture the human experience with unrefined sincerity makes her an incredible force in the modern landscape of personal expression.

Her loyal following of enthusiasts on social media are there not only for her brutal honesty and lyrical grace but also for her lifestyle, which is a mirror of her devotion to joy and refusal to work to work to work to die. Robinson’s films and art shit on the societal “shoulds” and norms and encourage people to ‘build their own box’. She is an outrageous idealist and master at effortlessly marrying the life she wishes to live with her work, and this enrages and inspires many who believe they are trapped.

Robinson’s foray into directing and the multimedia world was in directing a spoken word poetry film in NYC involving 18 women reading the lines from her poem, “This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give a Fuck.” The film was a viral sensation online and was nominated for the 2016 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

Janne is very much so crowning at the beginning of what is and will be a triumphant career, and she has begun so with the hearts of millions indebted and watching as it is rare to stumble upon a woman who makes revolution nature.

You can connect with her on Instagram or at her website.