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Taylor Swift's 'Vogue' Poem Is Seriously Deep & You Need To Read It

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Ya know, I don't know what's up with Taylor Swift these days. Ever since she dropped her latest album, Reputation, the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer has been serving us something totally unique and new. And that's across the board in her music, fashion, haircut, and overall attitude. Her latest cover shoot for British Vogue is downright fascinating, and Taylor Swift's Vogue poem is, like, a whole thing, guys.

As part of a "transformative fashion shoot" with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Swift traded in her girl-next-door vibes for a look so edgy and fierce. Vogue Editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, said,

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I mean, take a quick look at some of the intense pictures from the shoot.

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According to Enninful, it was an emotional day on set for Swift. He added,

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The poem is called "The Trick To Holding On," and in true Taylor Swift fashion, it ignites feelings of both nostalgia and change. Entertainment Tonight suggests it could also be about people she's "loved and lost" in life.

Honestly, it could be about literally ANYTHING knowing this girl, but there's no doubt about it — the poem is beautiful. Take a look.

The Trick To Holding On

Let go of the ones who hurt you

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Let go of the ones you outgrow

Let go of the words they hurl your way

as you’re walking out the door

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The only thing cut and dry

In this hedge-maze life

Is the fact that their words will cut

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but your tears will dry

They don’t tell you this when you are young

You can’t hold on to everything

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Can’t show up for everyone

You pick your poison

Or your cure

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Phone numbers you know by heart

And the ones you don’t answer any more

Hold on to the faint recognition

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in the eye of a stranger

As it catches you in its lustrous net

How quickly we become intertwined

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How wonderful it is to forget

All the times your intuition failed you

But it hasn’t killed you yet

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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

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Flashback to all the times

Life nearly ran you off the road

But tonight your hand is steady

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Suddenly you’ll know

The trick to holding on

Was all that letting go

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Taylor shared the cover photo herself with the message,

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Welcome back (or hello for the first time as your new self), Taylor.

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