I saw it on someone’s t-shirt,
and so I did what I was told.
Made art, not friends, “Make art, not friends” was a dope tank/t-shirt run by great and wonderful artist Carty Sewill
(and money too!)
another breakdown by-and-by: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt VonnegutPaperback republished Sep 1998 by Dial Trade Press, ISBN 9780307422972
prognosis of a problem child. Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst by Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city, released Oct 22, 2012 by Interscope Records

I don’t trust nobody—
not even her.
A Shiloh Dynasty track but for real just peep the soudcloud track ‘cause that’s the sound, man.

I’m sniffing Vicodin™ in Paris, Sniffing Vicodin in Paris by blackbear.Cashmere Noose released Aug 2, 2016 by Beartrap
and the girl’s in the North Country; Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan.The Freewhelin' Bob Dylan released May 27, 1963 by Columbia Records
my heart has 2 weekends, 3 holidays,
(very standard, I’ve been assured)
and the days go by, Days by The Drums.Portamento released September 2, 2011 by Island Records
and I kissed the bottle. Kiss the Bottle by Jawbreaker.Etc. released July 23, 2002 by Blackball

Te llamo no bueno Columbia Heights by Wale.SHiNE released April 28, 2017 by Every Blue Moon
—it ain’t 2009 no more. 2009 by Mac Miller.Swimming released August 3, 2018 by Warner Bros. Records
I want to be known, to exist, Want to Exist by Times New Viking.Dancer Equired! released April 22, 2011 by Merge Records
and the motor inside my head is still working; Clinically Dead by Chad VanGaalen.Infiniheart released August 23, 2005 by Sub Pop
we have all had disappointments, too. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.Published Apr 2014 by Algonquin Books, ISBN 9781616203214
I say this so you’ll know that everyone’s been there. The 2014 remake of The Gambler, directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring Mark Wahlberg

This might sound a bit silly,
but to someone who has not lost his capacity for joy,
the world is a wonderful place. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine.Published Nov 2008 by Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195374612