Stone Tongues

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"My arms are filled with stones... I'll stay silent for the ride... breathless & suspended... it's impossible to love a stone tongue... I exit and feel myself coming into my skin..." - from Sarah Aked's "Galatea on 8th Street"

"Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts."
Rick Warren (via hopefisch)

(Source: akachristiannaa, via worshipgifs)

— 1 hour ago with 1723 notes
24/30

White girl
all pursed lips
speaking privileged plans
and problematic opinions.

I can’t make
empty promises
not to call you out.
Sorry,

I’m not sorry.


(xicanapreciosa I thought you’d appreciate this one… I kinda wrote it for you)

— 4 hours ago with 2 notes
#24/30  #30/30  #national poetry month  #April  #challenge privilege  #poetry  #self challenge  #race  #jasmin michelle  #speak up  #microaggressions  #problematic 
xicanapreciosa:

Mis amores.

❤️ teacher love ❤️

xicanapreciosa:

Mis amores.

❤️ teacher love ❤️

— 5 hours ago with 9 notes
23/30

Lily of the valley,
there is nothing untouched
by your warm white light.

I could watch all day
as the breeze gently kisses
your round cheeks
and whistles through
the pale petals of your hair.

Your birth was a blessing
of simple beauty.
The most peaceful settling
of grace.

One day you
will float away from these roots
and plant yourself somewhere new.
Until then I will breathe you in
as to never forget you.

— 1 day ago
#23/30  #30/30  #national poetry month  #april  #self challenge  #jasmin michelle  #poetry  #lily grace  #niece  #birthday  #flower  #precious  #baby  #two years  #toddler  #love 
Cupcakes, Curls, and Cheesin’… Sounds like a good way to end a crazy day to me! #almostdone #gradlife #happycamper #blessed #adventures #nyc #sprinkles #cupcakeatm

Cupcakes, Curls, and Cheesin’… Sounds like a good way to end a crazy day to me! #almostdone #gradlife #happycamper #blessed #adventures #nyc #sprinkles #cupcakeatm

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#sprinkles  #almostdone  #adventures  #blessed  #gradlife  #nyc  #cupcakeatm  #happycamper  #curly hair  #natural  #apostolic  #no makeup  #mixed chicks  #biracial 
22/30

Four hours of sleep
feels dizzy
as one day hazily
dances into the next.

— 2 days ago
#22/30  #30/30  #national poetry month  #jasmin michelle  #self challenge  #no sleep  #poetry  #april 
21/30

Satiate is not a happy word,

despite the pleasure

my mouth takes in

saying it.

— 3 days ago with 3 notes
#21/30  #30/30  #national poetry month  #April  #self challenge  #jasmin michelle  #poetry  #satiate  #defining 
20/30 (a stolen haiku)

"Jesus is alive
Hallelujah he’s alive
Forever amen”

When the songs in church
Are already in haiku
Life is easier

— 3 days ago with 1 note
#happy easter  #20/30  #2/3  #30/30  #national poetry month  #April  #self challenge  #jasmin michelle  #poetry 
Happy Resurrection Day (made with @hellonotegraphy) #notegraphy #easter #happysunday

Happy Resurrection Day (made with @hellonotegraphy) #notegraphy #easter #happysunday

— 4 days ago with 1 note
#notegraphy  #easter  #happysunday 
Death couldn’t bring him down, the grave couldn’t keep him in…

Death couldn’t bring him down, the grave couldn’t keep him in…

(Source: this-isfancy)

— 4 days ago with 61 notes
19/30

I fell asleep 
to the quickness of your breath,
to your hearts frantic beating.
Your chest has always been too big
for this twin bed.

I woke to find 
our bodies had grown 
together, two cheeks pressed
your hands locked comfortbaly
around my frame.

It’s almost as if I was 
laying next to a memory
of how things used to be,
you were still
the one holding on.

— 5 days ago
#19/30  #30/30  #national poetry month  #jasmin michelle  #poetry  #sleep  #love  #cuddling  #memory  #april  #self challenge 
18/30

I have forgotten
what you fingertips feel like.
And thank God for that.

— 6 days ago with 2 notes
#18/30  #30/30  #national poetry month  #april  #self challenge  #haiku  #poetry