#361

1

he loves me and i just want to go home

2
he wants love i want water
i want the horizon coiled in my palm

3
he calls me home i call him brick and mortar
i call him an interruption of the sky
he calls me every shade of gold
i start forgetting to call

4
call me the girl who could not be good to a good man

5
i just want to go home

Safia Elhillo

What You Said To Me Instead

 

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strong girls like you must be

the world’s loneliest creatures

your silences, their own wilderness

where the men

come with promises that they will be

the one that gets you to stay.

big-shouldered boys who will melt

their bones down into currency

and will want to conquer you but

never claim.

you are the girl they chase

not because they actually want you

but to prove that they can catch you.

what they haven’t learned

are all the times you’ve broken your own heart

on their behalf, those clumsy hunters

who never know the right sequence of words

to do the job properly

 

Safia Elhillo 

(Source: someonesomewhere46)

Failure Is Inevitable

Failure is inevitable. Every scientist was told no over and over. The ones we remember, the ones who changed our lives, the Curies, the Salks, the Barnards. They’re the ones who wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Failure is inevitable, unavoidable but failure should never get the last word. You have to hold on to what you want. You have to not take no for an answer and take what’s coming to you. Never give in, never give up. Stand up. Stand up and take it.

– Meredith Grey (Season10, Ep.12-Get Up, Stand Up)