It took me exactly five tries to be able to let you go
without leaking regret all over your work shirt
and even then I’m sure you were able to hear my bones trembling
in the space of those silences
that was how well you could read me
not like a children’s book at all but like I
was a theory to settle the universe
and you were the only scientist to speak that code
So when you began to pull away, I knew
that falling out of love would not be the same
as falling in and even ‘fall’ was not the right word
I hurtled into you with the ferocity of a broken wing on a jet engine
you were the soft earth beneath all that metal
we fit like a collision and when we began to scrape apart
I found that pieces of myself were left inside of you
shrapnel, a bone of my elbow, the cap of my knee, my shoulder blade
there is something gently calming in the way I know
that it will take you years to methodically extract me
from your body, and that twinge you’ll get sometimes in your leg twenty years later?
it’s the fallout from where I met you head on
and I know it’s not your fault that you couldn’t stay
it’s not mine either sometimes
broken things can’t be helped but those people who say that
there is beauty in destruction?
Show them your scars
show them our train wreck of a love
there is nothing beautiful
about how two people can destroy
and save each other at the same time.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.
why do i get so attached to people it is such a problem
i used to like being alone now i’m just a dumb girl who misses a boy
in death be sure
because you have loved me,
moon and sunset
stars and flowers
gold crescendo and silver muting.
Suey Park on Huffingtonpost Live dropping some much needed knowledge about the Colbert Report, the #cancelcolbert hashtag that trended as a result, and white liberalism’s own problem with using racism to talk about racism (via navigatethestream)
I do mostly agree with this but also just to say: isn’t the point of shows like the Colbert Report to make fun of things that are actually quite serious in order to get them more awareness in the public sphere? I’m not saying its the best model, but I do believe there was/is almost always an intention to bring something to light by making a joke of it - it makes the issue nonthreatening in a way that (hopefully) allows some people to say “hey, yeah, that’s pretty ridiculous and wrong” and move on?
Clearly this failed at this junction though.