He says ‘I don’t get it, why are you still a virgin at 24?’
He says ‘I don’t believe you, I’ve seen you walk, virgins don’t walk like that’
He says, ‘That ain’t natural, people are supposed to fuck.’
He asks ‘Why though? No offence though.’
I ask ‘When was your first time?’
He says ‘I was 12’
He says ‘I know what you’re thinking, that’s too young.’
I look at his knuckles, he has two good hands.
He says ‘She was older than me.’
I ask ‘How old?’
And he says ‘It’s better that the girl is older, that’s how I learnt all things I know’
He licks his lips.
I ask again ‘How old?’
He says ‘I could use one finger to make you sob’
I think of my brother in prison and I can’t remember his face.
I ask again ‘How old?’
He says ‘Boys become men in the laps of women, you know?’
I think of my mothers faced lined with her bad choices in men.
He says ‘If you were mine you wouldn’t get away with this shit, I’d eat you for hours, I’d gut you like fruit.’
I think of my cousins circumcision, how she feels like a mermaid, not human from the waist down.
He says ‘I’d look after you, you know?’
I laugh, I ask for the last time ‘How old?’
He says ‘34.’
He says ‘She was beautiful though and I know what you’re thinking but it’s not like that, I’m a man, I’m a man, I’m a man. No one could ever hurt me’.
— Warsan Shire, Crude Conversations With Boys Who Fake Laughter Often (via cactuslungs)
3:45 pm • 29 August 2014 • 19,196 notes
Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.
This is funny but at the same time it hurts so bad
sometimes you gotta laugh to stop from laughing
(Source: sandandglass, via pridefulvanity)
12:56 am • 29 August 2014 • 190,569 notes
Photographer Lassi Rautiainen recently captured the profound partnership between a she-wolf and a brown bear in the wilds of northern Finland. For days, he witnessed the strange pair meet every evening to share food after a hard day of hunting. No one knows when or how this relationship was formed, “but it is certain that by now each of them needs the other.” - Source
12:55 am • 29 August 2014 • 9,550 notes
“You just never forget something like that, it burns in your memory. The way someone looks at you, something said, or just a gesture of another.”
— (via lostbutyoucanfollow)
12:54 am • 29 August 2014 • 329 notes
calming starter sentences
|"Its okay, I'm here."
|"I'm not going to leave you."
|"Everything is okay."
|"I'm going to protect you."
|"I believe in you."
|"Hear my heartbeat? Just focus on that."
|"You'll be alright, no one can hurt you now."
|"You're not going to lose me."
|"I love you."
|"I'll stay right here, okay?"
|"I'm okay, you're okay, we're okay."
|"You're everything to me."
|"I don't care what they think, to me, you are perfect."
|"Do you want to talk about it?"
|"You don't have to be alone."
12:53 am • 29 August 2014 • 33,207 notes
"The only person who ever knows how I feel is Snoopy."
I’ll always love you that way, Patty.
(Source: b-o-r-i-n-g, via nikoanesti)
12:53 am • 29 August 2014 • 6,933 notes
Detachment is a privilege held by people who aren’t targets.
"why are you so emotional about this" - unaffected people
read this. write it on your hand. repeat it to yourself.
so you can never ask me that again
12:52 am • 29 August 2014 • 21,870 notes