There's Robbers in My Thoughts

through me like you mean it, that’s what
this is about. Eat this cake like you’re
starving, that’s what I want. Wash over me
like a hurricane. I need something
more than clean.

— Alexis Pope, closing lines to “A No Good Thunderstorm,” from Fourteen Hills (vol. 20, no. 1, 2013)

(Source: memoryslandscape)


your beauty is worthlessattracting only tuneless morons who valuewhat they’re programmed to value.
if you’re lucky you’ll be brokendiscardedor have the good senseto run away
to grow uglyand wildto become realin the darkness
listen to the wolveshowling shudderthe electric moonlightrewiring your brain
born into lonelinesssomewhere in the nightthe wind whistlingyour secret name

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your beauty is worthless
attracting only tuneless morons who value
what they’re programmed to value.

if you’re lucky you’ll be broken
or have the good sense
to run away

to grow ugly
and wild
to become real
in the darkness

listen to the wolves
howling shudder
the electric moonlight
rewiring your brain

born into loneliness
somewhere in the night
the wind whistling
your secret name

Sociological mindfulness also reminds us that we can change a small part of the social world single-handedly. If we treat others with more respect and compassion, if we refuse to participate in re-creating inequalities even in little ways, if we raise questions about official representations of reality, if we refuse to work in destructive industries, then we are making change. We do not have to join a group or organize a protest to make these kinds of changes. We can make them on our own, by deciding to live differently.

— Michael Schwalbe, Finding Out How the Social World Works (via socio-logic)

(Source: nick-ty)