you will never be let down
more than you will be let down
by the one
you love most in the world
it’s how gravity works
it’s why they call it “falling”
it’s why the truth
is harder to tell
you have more
but you can choose
to bury your past
in the garden
beside the tulips
until it’s so alive
it lets go
and you belong to yourself
you belong to yourself
Instructions On How To Leave A woman you realized you had fallen in love with on the same day that you realized you had to leave her
Go into the basement
DISCONNECT the red and blue wires
from the first “I love you” attached
to your tongue
DO NOT use your cell phone
as a detonator
DO NOT break…
Had you any idea that Emmett Till’s final words were some of boldest in American history?
Milam: “You still as good as I am?”
Milam: “You still ‘had’ white women?”
Keep in mind that that’s after two grown men had tortured him for hours. Milam would later say that, following that exchange, he had no choice but to kill the 14-year-old boy:
“Well, what else could we do? He was hopeless. I’m no bully; I never hurt a n*gger in my life. I like n*ggers—in their place—I know how to work ‘em. But I just decided it was time a few people got put on notice. As long as I live and can do anything about it, n*ggers are gonna stay in their place. N*ggers ain’t gonna vote where I live. If they did, they’d control the government. They ain’t gonna go to school with my kids. And when a n*gger gets close to mentioning sex with a white woman, he’s tired o’ livin’. I’m likely to kill him. Me and my folks fought for this country, and we got some rights. I stood there in that shed and listened to that n*gger throw that poison at me, and I just made up my mind. ‘Chicago boy,’ I said, ‘I’m tired of ‘em sending your kind down here to stir up trouble. Goddam you, I’m going to make an example of you—just so everybody can know how me and my folks stand.’”
still less than 60 years ago white folks.
Just 57 years ago. Think long and hard about that. 57 years. That’s not that long.
That’s how privilege sounds.
“I like them, but in their place. I like them, but they’re not as good as me. I like them, but I’ll kill/assault/make life hell for them because I feel it is my right to do so.”
He calls it “poison” - being denied his ubiquitous privilege for even a moment - was venomous to his psyche.
No way in hell that fucked up mentality just evaporated from his generation - we all know, it was instilled far further back - yet that’s the beginning of every “we’re not like that” excuse: that somehow THIS time period was one of great justice and change.
white prick wasn’t even denied any privilege by hearing a young boy insult his sense of superiority. white people are so fucking unreasonably shook when they are the biggest terrorists and anti-humanists on earth. imperialism is by far the most savage crime against humanity as of yet and dude thinks he has some rights…this maggotfaced prick. i won’t even get into lil wayne and the tragedy he calls song lyrics by saying ‘he’d beat a white woman up like emmett till’ - it has been only 57 years and people haven’t forgotten because they seem to not even remember.