bukowski knew
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— Frank O’Hara
excdus:

It Is In Your Self-Interest To Find A Way To Be Very Tender
Jenny Holzer

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)

aseaofquotes:

James Hilton, Random Harvest
anchoredvanity:

雾失楼台 // Photographer
igadrobisz:

Grand Central, NYC 1929Its not possible anymore to take such photograph, as the buildings outside block the sun rays.

i took this in verona the morning after the arctic monkeys concert and everything was silent and still and i remember thinking that i would have given anything for the world to stay this way 

If you have no passion or drive for any kind of academia DO NOT TALK TO ME EVER


One of the most sinister things about normalized racism is you don’t have to have bad intentions to be racist, you just have to remain ignorant.
- Why Some of Your Favorite People Are Racist | AmericaWakieWakie (via america-wakiewakie)

aseaofquotes:

Sandra Cisneros, “Little Miracles, Kept Promises”