My heart is an entire universe itself.
miguu: and whose country am i, now. yours. how will you get my bones into your body. who am i if i do not belong to myself. hungry. trailing my stomach all over the sky scavenging the stars for water.
how my father raised me
miguu: he said: ‘my absence is strong and warm. it will hold you. it will teach you how to miss. how to be without. and how to survive anyway.’ Amen
sswimm: My body is not a plum, though red. Juicy. Soft. Rounded where you want it. A plum is not my sum when we are in the mood. My body is not an apple, though red. Loud. Hard. You can’t fit me in a pocket. In sleep, I am within your reach; awake, a nightmare that is teasing. My body is an orchard where the weeding is optional; a biosphere reserve the government can’t police; a...
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Things to say when in love:
tapnashey: i. I want to make you a planet ii. I will put the galaxy in your hair iii. Your kisses are a mouthful of inspirational water iv. Your kisses taste like a million starry explosions all over my body v. I have never seen a more beautiful horizon than the one when you close you eyes and vi. I have never seen a more beautiful dawn than when you open your eyes
sswimm: My father was a storm, and my mother the rain; I was born from fire, but I inherited the sea.
miguu: some people, when they hear your story, contract. others, upon hearing your story, expand. and this is how you know.
i never really liked my name much until i found out what it tastes like when you sigh it into my mouth
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Erykah Badu Interviews Kendrick Lamar
BADU: How do you choose chicks from backstage?
LAMAR: How do I choose chicks from backstage?
BADU: Yeah, what is the protocol?
LAMAR: I try not to. [laughs] I’m too scared. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m probably the most scared person when it comes to that because I’m so caught up in the act of sex, of something going crazy, going out of my control. I’m too paranoid.
BADU: [laughs] So you just pass?
LAMAR: I’ve got to because I’ve seen a situation where it got totally out of hand, where something seemed so innocent, and now this person has got allegations on them. It spooked me. This was before my career really started, though—before any “Kendrick Lamar.” And that right there? It changed my whole perception about certain things. I’ll always keep that in the back of my head.
BADU: So who is your asshole-checker?
LAMAR: Who is my what?
BADU: Your asshole-checker—the person in your crew or your family who let’s you know if you’re being a asshole.
LAMAR: I have two, actually. [both laugh] But the main one is a friend of mine—a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I’m an asshole, or also if I’m doin’ something positive—but more so when I’m out of my element.
BADU: What’s your favorite cereal?
LAMAR: Fruity Pebbles. When people ask for my rider, they think I’m crazy: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, bottle of Hennessy, and some Polo socks.
BADU: What do you, as a man, envy about what it means to be a woman?
LAMAR: There’s just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can’t grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante…
BADU: That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.
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