No One Can Own Your Soul

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Marketable Skills

What are your marketable skills?
the test
quiz
application
questionairre
asked

Marketable skills?
Let’s see

I’m really good
at keeping my mouth shut
I learned this when I was 7
and my mother decided to let
a teenage boy babysit me
molest me
then tell me if I told
anyone
he would kill my cat
So, keeping things discreet
Yeah, I can do that

I’m extremely talented
at pretending things are ok
It comes easy to someone
who grew up the same way
In family pictures I wore my
best
dress and smile
while
I could smell the alcohol
rotting
out of my father’s skin
So, looking professional no matter what?
Yeah, I can do that with my eyes shut

I can clean and shine until it sparkles
when your dad is always drunk
your mom is always gone
there isn’t much else to do
So, clean your shit bowl until it looks brand new
Yeah, I can do that and more, too

I sat staring at that
question
application
resume
quiz

and thought

Marketable skills?
So, you really want to know that

No,
fuck that.

septagonstudios:

Federico Infante

noonecanownyoursoul:

Starfish moon faces
listlessly staring at me
as I set foot to the paces
that lead me to your benevolent sea

Whispering through the reeds
with the promise of your pleasing hands
as my lead
I flitter over the sands
I am high above the weeds

And when you pull me under
and take me deep into the down
I am filled with wonder
and I cannot wait
to
drown.

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The girl with
prismatic eyes
stepped out into the rain

To see the colors
of the people
shine more brightly

The reds blues
greens yellows
magentas and purples

all a kaleidoscope 
within her mind

The blues
are always the ones
who hold her attention
the most.
Photo source

The girl with

prismatic eyes

stepped out into the rain

To see the colors

of the people

shine more brightly

The reds blues

greens yellows

magentas and purples

all a kaleidoscope 

within her mind

The blues

are always the ones

who hold her attention

the most.

Photo source

Scars healing well. Only 10 more days and I get a walking cast and start physical therapy. I. CAN’T. WAIT.

My passions are fire
burning off of my skin
in raging wind 

and I refuse 
to contain them 
any longer

My sadness is an ocean
turbulent cerulean 
hiding in the deep

and I refuse 
to drown in it
any longer

the woman
has overtaken the girl

and I refuse
to hide it
any longer.
Photo source 

My passions are fire

burning off of my skin

in raging wind 

and I refuse 

to contain them 

any longer

My sadness is an ocean

turbulent cerulean 

hiding in the deep

and I refuse 

to drown in it

any longer

the woman

has overtaken the girl

and I refuse

to hide it

any longer.

Photo source 

My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
Maya Angelou (via ifnothingelsebekind)

noonecanownyoursoul:

This girl is made of
Rumplestiltskin patchwork quilt
threaded throughout with gold

But she doesn’t know

And I want to shake her
until the gold dust
forms into a single surrounding cloud
that screams
YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL
YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL

Until she finally realizes
the true name of her captor
and be set blissfully free.

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The car won’t start again
so you pound your fists
on the wheel
will it to be

It’s just like any other day

You have started to notice
that there is a burning
yearning
turning
inside your mind
and
you can’t stop it
you can’t will it
away

So you take this pill
and you take that pill
and you pay this bill
and you pay that bill

and it’s just like any other day

But the whirling
twirling
swirling
it goes on
and around
and through
until it screams out of
your fingers
your mouth
your soul

and it’s not like any other day

So, you get out
and will yourself
to walk away.

Fragile and in decay

Kept roses 

say too much 

about

us.

detroitreboot:

Airea Dee Matthews is an award-winning poet living in Detroit. Asked to describe her city in one word, she says, “Indomitable. Detroit is my home. This is where I’m supposed to be.” Here is an excerpt from her piece entitled “Wisdom.” It’s a stirring performance that embodies the grit and perseverance of the city that she loves. #DetroitReboot

This is AMAZING and you MUST watch it.