I Provide by Nikki Giovanni →
From “Bicycles” I am the stretch The scratch The way your shoulders Shrug off sleep I am the first note Of the song you sing The first beat Of the rhythm you tap The only high note You reach I am the ink On your newspaper The grounds That make your coffee The bread That you will toast I am your shoelaces For your run The towel for your sweat The seat you recline against As...
"Ego Tripping" →
I was born in the congo I walked to the fertile crescent and built the sphinx I designed a pyramid so tough that a star that only glows every one hundred years falls into the center giving divine perfect light I am bad I sat on the throne drinking nectar with allah I got hot and sent an ice age to europe to cool my thirst My oldest daughter is nefertiti the tears from my birth pains created the...
Tat my name on you so I know it’s real.– Drake ;; Free Spirit (via emilum)
Your silence will not protect you.– Audre Lorde (via auctoritas)
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.– Audre Lorde (via eloquentandhonest)
Love (And the Meaning of Love) by Nikki Giovanni
coffee-talk: From “Bicycles” I wanted to But you couldn’t I hoped But you wouldn’t I understood Why we shouldn’t So you declined And we didn’t But it would Have been fun If we would’ve
Love Sonnet XVII →
do not love you as if you were the salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body. I love you...
We speak of art with flaming passion and then do work void of compassion ...– Saul Williams (via king-eternal)
God and pussy. Objects of desire and ill repute. Some’d rather seek up high,...– Saul Williams . (via mccha)
I began to ask each time: ‘What’s the worst that could happen to me if I tell...– Audre Lorde (via chibambo)
To refuse to participate in the shaping of our future is to give it up. Do not...– Audre Lorde (via sanajaved)
I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing...– Retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, working as a legal observer after the raids on Zucotti Park this Tuesday, via Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism (via seriouslyamerica) And they wonder why we say fuck the police....
These things should be simple: 1. When, as an adult, you come come across...– John Scalzi (via lucy-vanpelt) Common fking sense (via crissle)
Are we going to have to Occupy Capitol Hill for...