The Manic Pixie Dream Entrance

by Victoria Mbabazi

Victoria Mbabazi is a mental health major pursuing a double minor in creative writing and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in CV2, Feels Zine, Untethered, Release Any Words Stuck Inside You: Volume 2, Feel Ways, and the League Of Canadian Poets: Black Poets Chapbook. Her work has also been long-listed in Room’s Poetry contest and shortlisted in Plenitude Magazine’s Flash Writing contest. She is currently working on a poetry collection.

She is standing

She is sitting

She is leaning on her locker with her head in [look up prestigious novels] girls not like her girls
conventionally hotter than her cheerleaders walk by and dump her book on the floor she sighs
heavily you go to help you smile and say here because you are doing the most you can do
because you are her hero because you’re a warm person she takes the book from you and she
smiles back she asks to suck your dick she tells you to fuck off you watch her walk away you
notice her doc martens you think if she had stayed you would’ve told her you liked her shoes and
band t-shirt you think what a bitch for not asking to suck your dick you think you have to get to
know her—

The first thing you notice about her is that she is talking because she is very shrill she is very
loud her voice is very high pitched she is assertive in her opinions she is talking about [look up
inspirational author] and her controversial opinions on him she says “where are the women” you
think about how you’ve never considered women you think what a good question you are
standing outside she walks by with someone [insert random minority] you imagine they’re best
friends you continue to watch her from afar because in thirty pages or so you will attempt to kill
her you will fall in love with her but for now you wonder who she could be loving other than
you—

You are on the subway at a bus stop on the bus there is a girl next to you she has earphones she
has airpods she has vintage headphones on [look up if they sell vintage headphones] you try to
guess what she is listening to because it’s already as if you know each other so well you can hear
the music over the headphones you start nodding along you start singing along you yell the name
of the song over the headphones she ignores you she nods at you and looks away she takes her
headphones off and looks at you you repeat the name of the song she kisses you for knowing she
rolls her eyes at you she tells you she loves you she says the band is her favourite you say me too
you stare at each other for a moment too long she writes her number on your hand she writes her
number on a piece of paper it is her stop she gets up and leaves and smiles at you on the way out

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Victoria Mbabazi is a mental health major pursuing a double minor in creative writing and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in CV2, Feels Zine, Untethered, Release Any Words Stuck Inside You: Volume 2, Feel Ways, and the League Of Canadian Poets: Black Poets Chapbook. Her work has also been long-listed in Room’s Poetry contest and shortlisted in Plenitude Magazine’s Flash Writing contest. She is currently working on a poetry collection.

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