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LDOC Issue 10.01

free art Monday, July 4, 2016

The Habit of Winning Photographs by Megan Magill SPORTS SPORTS Poetry by Hannah McHugh


it’s only chill to give ur lover a bunch of love poems for as long as u didn’t write them!!!!!!!1-( (((((( :(:::::::::::::::::::

WE’RE SITTING AROUND, TALKING ABOUT ESTROGEN AND TESTOSTERONE, BUT WE’RE NOT AND WE’RE JUST TALKING ABOUT “ART.” TODAY SOMEONE BESIDE MYSELF REMINDED THE WHOLE ROOM ABOUT ENERGY. LIKE, HOW THERE SEEMS TO BE A FINITE AMOUNT HERE, AND IT’S ALWAYS ON THE RUN? THE THOUGHT WENT SOMETHING LIKE ONCE UPON A TIME, OUR BONES WERE JUST MINERALS THAT DECIDED TO CRYSTALLIZE. THERE’S AGENCY IN THE SHIT WE’RE MADE OF U KNO? NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT PAINTINGS. THERE ARE OBJECTS DESERVING OF PUNISHMENT AND OBJECTS DESERVING OF LOVE AND WE’VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT BOUNDARIES ARE POROUS. LET’S TALK ABOUT DOGS. LIKE WHEN U STILL HAVE THE URGE TO WRAP UP CERTAIN CONVERSATIONS AS IF THEY R BOUQUETS OF ROSES JUST 2 LEAVE THEM ON HIS OLD FRONT PORCH? YA, I STILL THINK ABOUT GHOSTS, EVEN IF IM GROWING OUT OF THEM. IT’S NOT A GRAVE IF ITS RECYCLABLE, RIGHT? IT’S JUST COMMON KNOWLEDGE. HONESTLY, PERSONHOOD IS EXHAUSTING, BUT HAVING A CRUSH ON U IS LIKE HEAVEN. (I KNOW I SHOULD BE TERRIFIED!)


“WHO EVEN IS SADIE HAWKINS?” Two points on my chest are tightening. This is ur limp hand, no palm, teaching my thigh to mind itself in 44ºF under wet sheets. This is me: i’m spilling black tea all over a floppy keyboard. I’m humming a song that sounds like the fall again but doesn’t have a recognizable chord progression. Hey, where’d u learn 2 blink like that anyways?

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rLLY WASN’T THAT LONG AGO But WE SHOULD SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP ABOUT IT SOMETIME!?

i’m on the porch again. i’m telling a boy i won’t lose it this time.


MY SUBTWEET U INVOLVED EMBARRASSED WOULD IF WE SMOOCHED LATER OUT THAT FRUIT

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FIRST ABT HOW I B EVR N U FOUND

ONLY EAT W/ HONEY.

GALLONS OF HONEY IF U LEAVE IT ALONE THE COCONUT OIL WON’T COME OUT OF THE RUG. THIS US: A DESKTOP FOLDER RENAMED “COURTSHIP” / A JPEG OF TAN FINGERTIPS N A COLDDRINK AGAINST MY NAVEL MID-JULY W THE FLASH ON / A PAPER SWAN AND RUBBER BAND NAILED TO THE WALL REAL GOOD. SOMETIMES THEY AREN’T OUR CATS BUT WE STILL PET THEM LIKE THEY MIGHT BE. HERE COME THE INQUIRIES. MAYBE U CAN TAKE MY MAKEUP OFF? LAY THE CLOTHES OUT ON THE COUCH? THERE ARE SO MANY WORDS LEFT TO SAY UNTIL WE’RE FULL BUT FOR NOW THERE IS STILL ROOM IN ME FOR ONE LAST PROM.

WHATEVER UR ASKING THE ANSWER IS YES. idfc if it’s raining


Megan Magill is an artist based in Chicago and Maine. She is currently an MFA candidate at Maine Media College with an anticipated graduation date of Nov 2016. Her work has been exhibited nationally and featured on F-Stop Magazine. Float magazine and the Curated Fridge. megan-magill.com Hannah McHugh is a interdisciplinary artist and writer. Born in Baltimore but raised in southeastern Virginia, she now lives + works in Chicago where she will soon complete her undergrad studies at SAIC. She primarily makes work about space and boys. Right now, she’s interested in sports as a “concept.” You’ve probably seen her on Tinder. hannahmchugh.com LDOC is a free photography and creative writing publication featuring a new local artist and writer each month, creating an installment-based experience for the Chicago commuter. Find LDOC in red newspaper boxes at the following Red Line stops: Belmont, Sox-35th, and 69th. LDOC is also distributed by volunteers at the downtown Red Line Lake stops every first and third Monday evening of the month.

LDOC is currently fully funded by the 2015 Crusade Engagement Grant from Crusade for Art. www.crusadeforart.org

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LDOC Issue 10.01  

LDOC Issue 10.01 / Artist - Megan Magill, "The Habit of Winning" / Writer - Hannah McHugh, "SPORTS SPORTS"

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