He’d never cared much for strawberries, but that summer her lips were so stained with the juices that they were all he tasted.
And he’d never had a favourite fruit, but two years later, a new girl is sat in front of him, laughing at his jokes.
"If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?" She asks playfully.
And he remembers how her hands traced the veins in his neck and made their way across his chest. He remembers her soft breathing and limbs draped across his shoulders.
"Strawberries." He tells her. "I could live a life on nothing but strawberries."
— Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #54 -"Strawberries" (via blossomfully)
"I don’t want to be
the other half of your soul.
I want to be the one
who reminds you
that you’re already whole."
— G.S., soulstice (via whiskeysandwords)
(Source: poemsandtea, via shewhositshowling)
"I’ll be your deep breath,
I’ll be your simple relief,
I’ll be home to you."
— Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)
"I think a lot of people don’t understand that when we talk about these issues—blackface, rape jokes, the appropriation of marginalized cultures, and so on—we are having an ethical conversation, not a legal one. There is no thought police. No one’s coming to your house and carting you off to Insensitivity Prison. But you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people. Whether you want to listen or shut people out. I can’t imagine why you’d choose “defensive shithead” over “nice lady capable of empathy,” but okey dokey."
— Oklahoma Governor’s Daughter Enrages Native American Protestors (via meggannn)
(Source: brutereason, via loveyourchaos)
"If a female student got drunk and had her car stolen the university would call the police. If she got drunk and had her computer stolen, they would call the police. If she got drunk and had her phone stolen, they would call the police. The fact that she was drunk would not even be factored in when assessing if a crime had been committed. But if she gets drunk and has her body invaded and her humanity stolen, school administrations are perplexed about what to do."
— International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons offered these words (via Facebook) in response to the May 3, 2014 New York Times’ “Fight Against Sex Assaults Holds Colleges to Account” article. (via kenyabenyagurl)
(Source: afrolez, via shewhositshowling)