People aren’t books, I’ve learned.
You can’t bookmark your favorite pieces
to return to whenever you’re feeling lonely;
when the nights get too cold and you
need something familiar to keep you warm,
you can’t reopen their spines and wear
out their pages and call that obsession love.
If he doesn’t love you
the way you need to be loved,
for god’s sake leave.
Life is too short to keep breaking
your back for someone who doesn’t have a spine of their own.
There is strength in love,
so be brave and walk away.
If someone truly deserves you,
they will learn that love
doesn’t always mean letting go,
sometimes it’s in finding the strength
to grab a hold of you again
so you never find another
reason to leave.
In your absence
I learned to love you
in all the ways I failed
while you were still here.
You brave, brave thing.
One day, you’re going to
stop leaving the door open
for people who only know how
to keep leaving.
Here’s the latest White People Suck *WinkWinkNudge* listicle from Buzzfeed:
It used to be cute, but now it’s just tired. Do they think white people are getting a taste of their own medicine or something for creating the social construct of race and forcefully making the world abide by it? Because these cutesy little lists aren’t doing anything but making white people defensive and it sure ain’t teaching anybody what it’s like to be aware of prejudice everyday.