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Mamello  Becoming and escaping at the same time. My blog: @theafroistblog

First week in New York (whoop whoop) and I don't think I will ever get over being surrounded by all this lushnessπŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸ’šβ˜˜πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ’šπŸŒΏ
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#morningsidepark #naturelovers #green

the past week was all about these moments. and what sweet solace that wasπŸ’›

forgive the typoπŸ™ˆ
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#theafroistblogpoetry #poetryblog #writersofinstagram #poetrycommunity #selfcare #selfcaresunday

love. love. love. thisπŸ’›πŸƒπŸ’›β˜˜πŸ’›πŸŒΏπŸ’›πŸ€πŸ’› πŸ“·: @thejungalow

I am here

waking up to myself.

It is as if I came from a long slumber,
where who I was, who I became, was predetermined by the circumstances of my life
the pain caused to me and the forced moulding of white-supremacist education.
In that slumber, there were moments of joy and laughter,
it was not all suffocating coma.
Yet waking from it- felt like a tearing apart, a falling, where I had to relearn
speech, being, and living again.
This coming together is such a sweet embrace of myself.

I am becoming me.
I am waking up to myself. - @theafroistblog

#poetrycommunity #poetryblog #theafroistblogpoetry

This intensity.

#flowerstagram

Just because I did not respond, does not mean I stopped caring- "I was busy
...stilling my racing heart
...taking deeper breaths
...silencing irrational thoughts
...telling myself I'm okay..."
(b oakman).

camden in sublime colourπŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸ’šπŸ€
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#springtime

knowing thyself. and through it all, being #unwaveringlyherself
#micropoetry #wordporn

There are pieces of art that just stay with you. Linger.

The 2011 adaptation of Wuthering Heights for instance.
In April, I was lucky enough to get away to the English countryside (Sussex not Yorkshire where the movie was filmed). In all that dense fog, the wintry trees and weather, I was taken back to that film and I experienced for the first time, haunting beauty.
#diary #traveldiary #solotravel #journaling

peace🌻🌼🌻 #solotravel

the world is a hard place
so we raise children
with fire and brimstone
with grit
We harden them to the embodied parts of themselves.
prize reason, and rationale
over feeling and being

the world is a hard place
so we raise hard children
and so the cycle of the
hard world continues - This is an excerpt from a diary entry I wrote after listening to a very frustrating conversation, in which a father insisted that being hard on his "soft son" was the best way to prepare him for this world. My heart broke a little for that child and all the children, whose parents still choose fire as a parenting style. I hope they find healing. I hope they find a way to return to their softnessπŸŒΌπŸƒπŸŒΌ. .
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#spilledink #healing #diary #thoughtoftheday #poetrycommunity #theafroistblogpoetry

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