08 11 / 2013

"The rape joke is that you were eight.
The rape joke is that at the time,
you didn’t know people had sex to express love.
The rape joke is that the only other person
who’d seen you naked was your mom.
The rape joke is that he called you ‘beautiful’ first.
The rape joke is that he held your hands together
and told you to ‘try harder’ when you struggled.
The rape joke is that you believed him
when he told you were overreacting.
The rape joke is that your grandma
called him a nice boy and asked him to stay for dinner.
The rape joke is that he winked at you
when you apologized to your parents for not coming
downstairs the first time you were called.
The rape joke is that his friends
high-fived him for “getting some.”
The rape joke is that you still don’t feel like
you’ve regrown the pieces he stole.
The rape joke is that he was conceived when his
dad slapped himself into his snoring mother.
The rape joke is that her friends told her
she was lucky someone wanted her.
The rape joke is that each year in the United States,
32,000 other women’s bellies
ripen with life against their will.
The rape joke is that he never learned
to touch without scarring.
The rape joke is that your classmate thinks
‘have you seen what asses look like in yoga pants?’
is an argument.
The rape joke is your new boyfriend kissing
you and telling you he ‘raped’ his math test.
The rape joke is that ‘Why are girls so scared of rape? Y’all should feel pride that a guy risked his life in jail just to fuck you’
is a popular Tweet right now.
The rape joke is that you wake up to
the memory of him laughing,
“now that wasn’t so bad, was it?”
The rape joke is that it’s been twelve years and
you still quiver when someone touches you.
The rape joke is that he hasn’t stopped laughing.
The rape joke is that you forgot how to."

The Rape Joke | Lora Mathis
Inspired by this. (via soggypoetry)

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08 11 / 2013

  • Always say yes to seeing friends
  • Eat breakfast every day
  • Recognize that positive change rarely happens overnight
  • Accept the fuck-ups, but try not to let them happen again
  • There is a song to remedy every situation on the planet
  • Appreciate the people in your life
  • Look for the good in everything
  • Try new things and try them often
  • Treat yourself as well as you treat others

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08 11 / 2013

Whatwhatwhat its so cute!

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15 4 / 2013

07 4 / 2013

thekhooll:

Treehouse Community

Finca Bellavista (FBV) is a sustainable treehouse community situated on 600 acres of land in the mountainous South Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. FBV is the brainchild of Mateo and Erica Hogan, a married couple from Colorado who fell in love with Costa Rica.

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07 4 / 2013

likeafieldmouse:

Mihoko Ogaki - Milky Ways: Breath (2009) - Inspired by zen ideas of life after death

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07 4 / 2013

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07 4 / 2013

thepianofarm:

For sale. Anyone wanna start a poetry church in Lancaster PA.

thepianofarm:

For sale. Anyone wanna start a poetry church in Lancaster PA.

07 4 / 2013

poetrysince1912:


Welcoming April —Langston Hughes’s “April Rain Song.” Plus, a video for kids and more spring poems!

poetrysince1912:

Welcoming April Langston Hughes’s “April Rain Song.” Plus, a video for kids and more spring poems!

07 4 / 2013

"why is it men
describe our colors
as edible?
chocolate skinned
sweet honey shade
cafe au lait
delicious olive (an acquired taste)
peaches and cream
brown sugar is it
because they are
always ever
so ready to
eat us?"

Suheir Hammad, Delicious (via winedarkseas)

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