Right after dropping an album full of disses, Taylor Swift has revealed in a new poem for British ‘Vogue’ that she’s letting it ALL go! Does that mean she’s finished going after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
Taylor Swift, 27, slams Kim Kardashian, 37, Kanye West, 39, and everyone in between on her newest album Reputation, but in a Dec. 6 poem for British Vogue, Tay implies that she’s finally done extracting the “poison” from her life. “Let go of the ones who hurt you,” she writes, adding, “The trick to holding on/Was all that letting go.” Sounds like it took writing that explosive album for her to get all of the hurt out of her system!
It’s definitely cool that with this poem, the “Gorgeous” singer is giving us a glimpse into the thought process behind the Reputation era. Long story short: she’s cut out her enemies — and her animosity towards them — while holding on to her self-respect. Good for you, Tay!
Of course, Taylor is always one to color outside the lines, so we’re not shocked that rather than giving a tell-all interview as part of her cover photo shoot, she’s chosen instead to reflect “on the lessons learned as she moves into the next chapter of her life” through a poem. As Taylor told us herself back in August, “There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation,” so we’re not totally surprised that she didn’t to an interview!
Read Tay’s new work, titled The Trick to Holding On, below:
The Trick to Holding On
Let go of the ones who hurt you
Let go of the ones you outgrow
Let go of the words they hurl your way
as you’re walking out the door
The only thing cut and dry
In this hedge-maze life
Is the fact that their words will cut
but your tears will dry
They don’t tell you this when you are young
You can’t hold on to everything
Can’t show up for everyone
You pick your poison
Or your cure
Phone numbers you know by heart
And the ones you don’t answer any more
Hold on to the faint recognition in
the eye of a stranger
As it catches you in its lustrous net
How quickly we become intertwined
How wonderful it is to forget
All the times your intuition failed you
But it hasn’t killed you yet
Hold on to childlike whims and moonlight swims and your blazing self-respect
And if you drive the roads of this town
Ones you’ve gone down so many times before
Flashback to all the times
Life nearly ran you off the road
But tonight your hand is steady
Suddenly you’ll know
The trick to holding on
Was all that letting go
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