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  • Writer's pictureLeslie Vargas

ROLL CREDITS




LASH by Zelle Westfall

Lyrics:


Break when the day's full of light


But it makes me feel better, when the windows are bright


And hey, I know that it's cold, but it makes me feel better when I do it alone


The better days ahead, only better when you're dead and you're dead


And you're dreaming in gold, you're desperate when you're bold


I just smell roses and roses and roses


Hey, hey


And I know that it's wrong


Let's just get along


I just see roses and roses and roses


Hey, hey


And it makes me feel better


INTERLUDE


When the evenings get slow, we'll put on a show


And it'll be roses and roses and roses


Hush, you're crossing the line


To a world that is mine and mine and mine


Take all your roses


Heyy


I know that it's wrong


Let's just get along


I just see roses


I smell roses and roses and roses


Take back your roses, roses and roses and roses


I don't need your roses


Artist's Statement/Commentary:


“ROLL CREDITS” is about wanting love but pushing it away when it gets close. It just feels like the walls are closing in but running away makes me feel better. When someone loves me but beauty standards make me feel that my blackness makes me unlovable. My horns are the demonization of my afro — my beautiful, sparkly horns.



Issue 17 Credits

Photography: Zelle Westfall

Creative Direction: Payton Selby, Ava Emilione, Leslie Vargas, Zelle Westfall

Photography Assistants: Ruby Summer, Jewel Simpkins



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