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LDOC Issue 10.02

free art Monday, July 18, 2016

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


(GAME)

SPRINGTIME MEANS UR ABOUT TO BURST BUT NOT IN THE GOOD OR SEXY WAY. I MATCHED WITH A BOY ON TINDER FROM COLUMBUS OHIO ONCE. HIS ONLY INTERESTS WERE JAPANESE HORROR FLICKS AND HIS SMALL, WHITE, BLONDE, BLUE-EYED EX. I’VE BEEN WEARING LIPSTICK EVER SINCE. ALL IM SAYING IS: WHAT’S HERE FOR YOU ANYWAYS? WHEN WAS DROWNING AHEAD OF TIME EVER CONDUSIVE TO 300 SF? EVERYONE KNOWS I THINK YOU’D LIKE HER IS CODE FOR I WANT TO FUCK HER. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE U TOLD A LOVER THAT ALL U REALLY WANT IS “THE WHITE PICKET FENCE?” U R A TEN UR OLD GIRL THROWING PUNCHES HARD ENOUGH TO KNOCK HIS TEETH IN FOR EVERYTIME HE DID— DON’T U HOPE SHE’S STILL SWINGING?


“NOW U MIGHT JUS TIME TO DO ANYTH

It feels like every part of my body has a pulse, a split second cold sore, a cycle of stings

unresolved to the eyes.

Despite popular opinion, “boys will be boys” doesn’t really have a nice ring to it.

It’s just a slick way of saying I can’t go to the second party.

“I’m sure he got the message.”

Now I can see it——

I’m cracking my knuckles.

I’m cracking my knuckles loud and I’m cleaning the bed with crusty sheets and it’s been

twenty-one years

so I must be full of something

I’m sorry u have


ST HAVE ENOUGH HING ELSE!”

Right?

I should know why the taxi driver takes the wrong turns and why ex lovers’ friends use

phrases like

He Wouldn’t Hurt A Fly!

I bet she makes god-awful smoothies.

I bet she uses too much tongue.

My first crush voted me Most Likely To Drown but I still wear the ring?

Someone in passing told me to not take it personally bc girls do not compare to bikes or

paintings.

I want so much for u to stay.

e to read these.


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 10.02  

LDOC Issue 10.02 / Artist - Megan Magill, "The Habit of Winning" / Writer - Hannah McHugh, "SPORTS SPORTS"

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