Tue, 29th of July
26 minutes ago

I Sing The Body Electric, Especially When My Power’s Out.

fables-of-the-reconstruction:

This is my body
I have weather veins
They’re especially sensitive to dust storms and hurricanes
When I’m nervous my teeth chatter like a wheelbarrow collecting rain
I am rusty when I talk- it is the storm in me

The doctor said some day I might not be able to walk
It’s in my blood like the iron
My mother is as tough as nails, she held herself together
The day she could no longer hold my niece she said
“Our kneecaps are our prayer beds
Everyone can walk farther on their kneecaps than they can on their feet”

This is my heartbeat
Like yours, it is a hatchet
It can build a house, or tear one down
My mouth is a fire escape
The words coming out don’t care that they are naked
There is something burning in here
When it burns, I hold my own shell to my ear
Listen for the parade when I was seven
The man who played the bagpipes wore a skirt
He was from Scotland- I wanted to move there
Wanted my spine to be the spine of an unpublished book
My fate, the first and last page

The day my ribcage became monkey bars
For a girl hanging on my every word
They said “you are not allowed to love her”
Tried to take me by the throat
And teach me I was not a boy
I had to unlearn their prison speak
Refuse to make wishes on the star on the sheriff’s chest
I started wishes on the stars in the sky instead

I said to the the sun
“Tell me about the big bang”
The sun said
“it hurts to become”

I carry that hurt on the tip of my tongue
And whisper bless your heart every chance I get
So my family tree can be sure I have not left
You do not have to leave to arrive
I am learning this slowly

So sometimes when I look in the mirror
My eyes look like the holes in the shoe of the shoe shine man
My hands are busy on the wrong things
Some days, I call my arms wings
While my head is in the clouds

It will take me a few more years to learn
Flying is not pushing away the ground
Safety is not always safe
You can find one on every gun
I am aiming to do better

This is my body
My exhaustion pipe will never pass inspection
And still my lungs know how to breathe
Like a burning map
Everytime I get lost behind the curtain of her hair
You can find me by the window
Following my past to a trail of blood
In the snow

The night I opened my veins
The doctor who stitched me up asked me if I did it for attention
For the record, if you have ever done anything for attention,
This poem is attention
Title it with your name
It will scour the city bridge every night
You stand kicking at your shadow
Staring at the river
It does not want to find your body
Doing anything but loving what it loves
So love what you love

Say this is my body
It is no ones but mine
This is my nervous system
My wanting blood
My half tamed addictions
My tongue, tied up like a ball of Christmas lights
If you put a star on the top of my tree,
Make sure it’s a star that fell
Make sure it hit bottom like a tambourine
Cause all these words are stories

For the staircase to the top of my lungs
Where I sing what hurts
And the echo comes back
Bless your heart
Bless your body
Bless your holy kneecaps
They are so smart
You are so full of rain
There is so much growing
Hallelujah to your weather veins
Hallelujah to the ache
To the pull
To the fall
To the pain
Hallelujah To the grace
And the body
and every cell of us all

Andrea Gibson

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Tue, 29th of July
4 hours ago
   +7560
Tue, 29th of July
8 hours ago

gothtriggers:

retrowunderland:

Vintage Biba Make Up

Goth trigger: great-grandmother’s vamp look.

#makeup  #Q    +16707
Tue, 29th of July
8 hours ago

tsarabella:

swimmiesofdoom:

israel bombed gaza’s zoo today.  no, hamas wasn’t there.

israel has bombed hospitals.  no, hamas wasn’t there.

israel has bombed schools.  no, hamas wasn’t there.

israel has bombed apartments, homes, and the streets.  israel has bombed the beaches.  israel has put out snipers to shoot at fleeing women and children and men.

israel is an apartheid state.

hamas doesn’t exist in a vaccuum. israel created hamas.  without israeli oppression and occupation and apartheid, there would be no hamas.

wonder woman wouldn’t stand for any of this shit.  you are not right, gal gadot, and israel.  you are not right, and you will not overcome.  you will never overcome.

#NotMyWonderWoman

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Tue, 29th of July
9 hours ago

escapekit:

Papers for Characters

Spanish design studio Atipo has created a collection of minimalistic movie posters that are made from paper. 

Awesome. 

#design  #DAMN  #Q    +144547
Tue, 29th of July
13 hours ago
Tue, 29th of July
13 hours ago
Jesus Christ, Billy Elliot! You're a disgrace to them gloves, your father, and the traditions of this boxing hall!
#happy place  #billy elliot    +582
Tue, 29th of July
13 hours ago

giggleshrug:

Most important Zayn days:

October 21, 2011

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August 19, 2012

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November 23, 2013

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July 28, 2014

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#j'adoreeeeEEEEE  #zayn malik    +3579
Tue, 29th of July
13 hours ago

thisislostinlace:

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol

didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

Brown Jesus from Palestine, what the fuck is this!

Tuya and Zipporah are Sub Saharan unarguable black. Like you Zipporah’s familial descendants are still living a pastoral life in the same place she was from, and they still look like her.

Queen Tuya is black, in fact her tomb was found after the front load of white supremacist archeologist raided Egypt, so surprisingly enough her features were kept in tact on all of her antiquities as was her full name which also described where she was from…modern day Ethopian/Chad/Sudan area.

No matter how much fake tanner, pretty pretty hair pieces, faux box braids Sigourney will look ridiculous.

So it’s real nice to know that every reoccurring woman of visible East African descent is non existent and every male of visible African decent is a poor criminal. Awesome, and super accurate.

Tue, 29th of July
13 hours ago
Anonymous asked: happy eid :) xx

happy eid to you too, anon! xxxx

Tue, 29th of July
13 hours ago
#beyonce  #aww    +8607
Tue, 29th of July
13 hours ago

fashioninspirasians:

Madame Figaro June 2014 with Fan Bing Bing and Huang Xiao Ming

Chinese movie stars Fan Bing Bing(范冰冰) and Huang Xiao Ming(黃曉明) couples up in Madame Figaro China June ‘14 issue. 

#fan bing bing  #that. face.    +1410
Mon, 28th of July
20 hours ago

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

"precipitates" series by pablo genovés

When the apocalypse comes, if it does, it will look really impressive in places of fine art and classical performance. So surmises the collage work of Madrid/Berlin-based artist Pablo Genovés, who takes photos of museums, performance halls, and ballrooms, and creates scenes of flooding and tsunami-like moments in the otherwise serence environments.

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Mon, 28th of July
1 day ago

Naomi Okubo - In front of the mirror (2012)

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Mon, 28th of July
1 day ago

eid glamour. eid mubarak all!

#face    +14
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