will you still try
to kiss the waves of
love when it tries
to drown you?

will you still desire
to pet his love
despite it lunges
at you and it’s teeth
is hooked in your

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You lost all interest in this world. You were disappointed and discouraged, and lost interest in everything. So you abandoned your physical body. You went to a world apart and you’re living a different kind of life there. In a world that’s inside you. Haruki Murakami (via aestheticintrovert)
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you let these words
fall in love with you
and gift you bruises
on your heart the
way lust does your

you let them strip
you nude and have them
unfold within you

stroke after stroke.

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Baltic Sea- Summer 2014
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donjerichoyo whispered: You look like Aaliyah

That is the best compliment I’ve ever received cause she’s gorgeous, but I wouldn’t say I do.

Funny we share the same birthday too.

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You had to leave and I had to let go. Skye Townsend, Pineapple Diet (via voguememoirs)
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Don’t try to force yourself in someone’s heart when they don’t want you in it.

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”(…) Black love is Black wealth and they’llprobably talk about my hard childhoodand never understand thatall the while I was quite happy.”
Nikki-Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
My childhood, I’ll never forget the dirt and water on my bare feet.
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Nayyirah Waheed’s ‘nejma’ is killing me.

I had to quit reading it cause my feelings and her words were drowning my heart.

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A woman-of-color who writes poetry or paints or dances or makes movies knows there is no escape from race or gender when she is writing or painting. She can’t take off her color and sex and leave them at the door or her study or studio. Nor can she leave behind her history. Art is about identity, among other things, and her creativity is political. Gloria Anzaldúa, Making Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras — Creative and Cultural Perspectives by Women of Color (via aestheticintrovert)
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R.J. Palacio, Wonder
You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.

Maya Angelou in a 2006 talk with Dave Chappelle on the Sundance Channel’s Iconoclasts series.

Here’s video.

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Yes! Yes, yes, yes!!!

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Radha at Night, Mughal painting, c1650
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