Cover Photo: Illustration by Shanee Benjamin for Catapult
Illustration by Shanee Benjamin for Catapult

After Divorce at Twenty-Four, Lizzo Taught Me to Love Myself Again

"Juice" had the type of lyrics that forced me out of my solitude, whether I wanted to be out of it or not.

Someone Great

believe

The OfficeHow to Get Away With MurderSomeone Great

Someone GreatWhy men great ‘till they gotta be great?

was

Someone Great

Cuz I Love Youanything

‘cause I’m on my own soulmate, no I’m never lonely

I

be

If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine, I was born like this don’t even have to try. I’m like Chardonnay, get better over time. Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch you lied.

"Juice" had the type of lyrics that forced me out of my solitude, whether I wanted to be out of it or not.

What are you doing in bed? Bro, get up!

Arriel Vinson is a Tin House Winter Workshop alum and Midwesterner who writes about being young, black, and in search of freedom. She earned her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and received a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Waxwing, [PANK] Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Electric Lit and others. She is a 2019 Kimbilio Fellow. You can find her on Twitter @SincerelyArri.