Sea Lion

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somewhere
there is a women in China holding a black umbrella so she
won’t taste the salt of the rain when the sky begins to weep,

there is a 17 year old girl who smells like pomegranates and has summer air tight on her naked skin, wrapping around her scars
like veins in a bloody garden, who won’t make it past tomorrow,

there is a young man, who buys yellow flowers for the woman
in apartment 84B, who learned braille when he realized she
couldn’t read his poetry about her white neck and mint eyes

there are people watching films,
making love for the first time, opening mail with the
heading of ‘i miss you’, cooking noodles with
organic spices and red sauces, buying lemon detergent,
ignoring ‘do not smoke’ signs, painting murals
of his lips in abandoned warehouses, chewing
the words ‘i love you’ over and over again, swallowing
phone numbers and forgotten birthdays, eating
strawberry pies, drinking white wine off of each
others open mouths, ignoring the telephone,
reading this poem

somewhere
someone is thinking
i’m alone
somewhere
someone finally understands
they never really
were

"
poems from my uncles graves (via floranymph)

(Source: irynka, via fillthyandfaded)

— 1 week ago with 78818 notes
"It’s better to dance than to march through life."
Yoko Ono (via purplebuddhaproject)
— 1 week ago with 607 notes
"

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

"
Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)
— 1 month ago with 531 notes
"I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm."
Lee Krasner (via yearsofmagicalthinking)
— 1 month ago with 19 notes
Summer reading.

Summer reading.

— 2 months ago
"Try to love yourself as much as you want someone else to."
my english teacher  (via richbiotch)

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— 2 months ago with 300888 notes

magictransistor:

Harry Clarke. Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1919.

(via xnozhx-deactivated20140730)

— 5 months ago with 51380 notes
Sorority squatting in the South Atlantic.

Sorority squatting in the South Atlantic.

— 5 months ago
"You are not in school to get a job, you are in school to become a better human being."
Nikki Giovanni
— 5 months ago with 1 note
Wrapping up this hectic 3 day weekend with some of Maylei Blackwell’s work on Chicana women who made large contributions/helped shape the movements of the 1960s. Often times women of color’s contributions are over looked or by passed in history books, but these are things we must acknowledge, pay tribute to, and in turn, continue to create ourselves. Lesson of the day: never remain stagnant.

Wrapping up this hectic 3 day weekend with some of Maylei Blackwell’s work on Chicana women who made large contributions/helped shape the movements of the 1960s. Often times women of color’s contributions are over looked or by passed in history books, but these are things we must acknowledge, pay tribute to, and in turn, continue to create ourselves. Lesson of the day: never remain stagnant.

— 5 months ago
"It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via purplebuddhaproject)
— 5 months ago with 291 notes