Ollie Renee Schminkey - “Two Twin Beds”
"Loving someone means inventing your own language."
Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!
"Suffering is not a contest. There is no prize if I win. There is nothing romantic about the scars on my hipbones, but there is a language barrier.”
Does it bother anyone else that there are parts of your life you don’t remember? You have done and said things that you don’t even know about anymore. That means you don’t even have the right perception of yourself because you don’t even fully know who you are. However, something that you’ve forgotten about could be a prominent memory in somebody else’s mind. It trips me out.
shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!
"The gays" I say with a dry monotone voice completely ignoring my own very apparent homosexuality
taking a selfie thinking it looks good and then seeing it flipped
The world is watching, White America.
FIGHT TERRORISM, STOP COPS.
see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’.
How come I didn’t know this
Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.
like when beyonce said “i woke up this way: flawless” she’s saying that flawless is not dependent on how she looks at a given moment; by dent of being alive, just by being authentic to herself, she’s flawless.
not “i woke up with this hair laid and makeup did and decked out clothes”. which is how everyone else apparently interpreted it.
I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.
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