Wrote this April of 2011...but somehow, Still...
Afraid to give birth to sons. Afraid to raise sons. Afraid to raise sons who raise themselves into rapists. He is not my son But my stomach is a gardener’s mistake Cultivation beneath the ash of a barn The flock Have all come to crow. What was it that digested best? The way her youthfulness marked your tongue blond? The elasticity of body beneath body? The insulated thunder of...
bhargette asked: your sisters letter to Obama.. everything.. the light of my day.
Anonymous asked: I dont wanna be a creeper but I saw you at a slam and you and your boyfriends are PERFFECTTTT
My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for...
bhargette asked: pssst. feel beautiful. be.
The worst kind/ of depression settles into you like/ a harlot’s quell. You are the prettiest girl/ to occupy this small a closet/ but the sun lets one more in/ and you are second to yourself. - Good morning. Borderline = Edge of everything/ in my dreams/ I am missing bookends/ I am a xylophone of pages/ that have stopped/ belonging to each other/ Oseh shalom bimromav hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu “He...
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Anonymous asked: No, sweetie, POCs are supposed to make whites very uncomfortable. I suggest contraception. And tongs.
I Am Trying to Say:
I am uninterested in compromising my anger and frustration for the approval of the academy or an individual. As a black woman, my experience with the white monolith has left the darkest of tastes on my tongue. No matter where I am or with whom, I am always conscious of the way I am being perceived by the world (which is white, male and racist). Why should I apologize for my fear? I can not recall...
I'm Interested in Unpacking
this desire that some POC have with making white people feel comfortable while discussing race issues, especially in context of generalizations. If you need me to clarify that “white people” is a generalization and that it doesnt apply to everyone, what does that say about your privilege? It says that you arent conscious enough to understand how much larger than you this issue is. I...
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FB Message I Got Today
“btw, after taking the time to care for what your about and listening to what you have to say through browsing through some of your poetry, posts, etc. it shocks me that you would have any white friends. To think that you could fight racism with racism is pathetic. The only outcome an eye for and eye brought about was entire world of blind people. Your gross generalizations of white people...
Upon Looking at a Map
thevaluepluralist: We are just Bodies of water Bending and bowing To the current. Beware of the day The shore comes To break you.
strugglewartist asked: stranger, hope all is well
Anonymous asked: What do you look for in a Man? In a Woman? In people?
While Cuddling Last Night
“Is this what it feels like to be the little spoon? I think I’m a bottom.” - My boyfriend
come on up to the house: things i need white... →
philosophicalzombies: birdbrainss: so-treu: i need you to come to terms with the way white women have facilitated some of the most unspeakable violence upon black and brown and indigenous people, bodies, and community. often in the name of white womanhood. often in the name of… Well *church voice*
An Email my Ten Year Old Sister Sent to Obama
Dear president Obama, I would love to join you but I’m just a ten year old kid with lot’s of intelligent parents you can e-mail my mom email@example.com she is a trial awyer and she wishes that yoou win the presentational election i wish i can vote and you can also llok up my sister Camonghe Felix she would love to say a poem just made for you i also play football for the...
Look at how they cannot even find your largest ruptures /on a map! Look at how they cry/ though as if it were their mother/ who had died. /Again. And again.
Anonymous asked: Why are intelligent black woman like yourself so attractive but at the same time so intimidating ?
..//Movin' Cool//..: Somebody did homework. →
anedumacation: KONY 2012: Causing more harm than good. pomee: Dear Jason Russell, After being bombarded with your KONY 2012 crusade, I have no choice but to respond to your highly inaccurate, offensive, and harmful propaganda. I realized I had to respond in hopes of stopping you…
This Invisible Children/Kony thing is out of... →
whenitraeens: glitta-byrd: funeralofamidala: andyouhavetogivethemhope: All my followers, do not donate to them for the following reasons: IC erases the voices of the oppressed, turning them into a shock-value news story. It is absurd to think that removing one horrible individual will solve this long running conflict. And finally, only $0.25 of every dollar you donate makes it to the...
railroadunstoppable asked: Valid points, thank you.
for the record: rememberthe whole “save darfur”... →
barebrownboy: yaaaladin: remember the whole “save darfur” fad remember remember when a whole bunch of white people were rocking those save darfur shirts and even celebrities would wear them to premieres to show they were “down with the cause” (talking to you ryan gosling, what are you doing now buddy) everyone cares for a minute, invests a whole bunch of money -that OMG, could actually be...
Things the Block Taught Me, Part 1:
Lesson 1: Finish The Job. When Tasha died, we figured that she had been zippered open neck first like a spayed swan. I am fourteen. I am only as large as my fists. I am being Introduced to the bold swagger of knuckle to bone. It is the worst drug. A girl curls under the drag of my left hook. I am only as large as...
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barebrownboy asked: That is one of the most beautiful and honest poems I've read from you. Love, is an understatement. Keep growing. It is so wonderful to watch.
Anonymous asked: She must b real special, hope it works out!
Anonymous asked: hows the love life goin?
Anonymous asked: Do you use sarcasm a lot?