I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible and when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.
Unknown (via perfect)
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket–safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
C S Lewis (via itsquoted)
so today in my american lit class my professor was showing some contemporary poetry, like some serious white, PBS shit.
and then he showed a clip of saul williams reading ‘Coded Language’ in a def jam poetry slam and i watched my classmates wake up, the light hairs on their arms stand up and shit, their heads bobbing and breathing, living and soaking in the greatness that is saul.
i was so happy, i’ve been following this dude for ten years and this is the first time i have seen an instructor expose students to other forms of POC poetry besides the stale academics. here saul claims his literary tradition, and it’s not limited to the canon that we are force fed in this cookie cutter writing program.
finally, some real poetry in this institution.
Today, as you see whitewashed images of a post-prison, unarmed, grandfatherly Mandela, please remember that he was someone who had the pride and courage to take up arms against his oppressor. Mandela fought in a guerilla war against white supremacy in South Africa, as did many others all across the world. Our own CIA alerted the SA authorities to Mandela’s location, which is what led to his 27 years behind bars and the medical condition which felled him today. Our government was responsible for that crime, and still holds our own anti-apartheid militants behind bars. So when you see Obama crying his crocodile tears later today remember that he would imprison a modern Mandela, that he arms the apartheid government of Israel, that he refuses to pardon those who fought against the corporations propping up the South African government here in the US, and that he has done everything he can to crush the kind of dissent that Mandela stood for.
A serious girl, when she finds someone who calms her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning.