Leaving onna bus for Berlin in a few hours, not really sure where I’m staying, just ate tiny strawberries, started writing poems* again, floating floating floating, let a stranger paint my nails, popped dollar champagne and hit someone’s window, and the rain keeps pourin’. *this is not a poem
“Today, humanity is up to its neck in denial about what it has built, what it has become — and what it is in for. Ecological and economic collapse unfold before us and, if we acknowledge them at all, we act as if this were a temporary problem, a technical glitch. Centuries of hubris block our ears like wax plugs; we cannot hear the message which reality is screaming at us. For all our doubts...
A German activist group called the Socialist Patients’ Collective (SPK) addresses the internalized desire to work by casting the relationship between patients and doctors in a Marxist framework. For the SPK, everyone is sick under capitalism. For some, their bodies make them more aware of this. The SPK was formed in 1970 and existed for about a year. Before their dissolution, they managed to put...
Cooper Union is charging undergrad tuition
I WANT TO STOP FEELING LIKE A CHILD IN A GROWNUP WORLD. I want people to stop telling me that freedom (in the many facets this word implies) is impossible, and that I’m naive for thinking it is. I want those bald men that wear ugly ties to scratch their scalp one by one as they slowly realize that the reality they believe they’ve created is shifting. That they know the cost of...
Bristol Bristol baby, You just held me like a little animal and I went to a dance class that told me to move like an animal and I did. We all hissed in a collective screech and the walls fell down revealing a river which I walked, making friends with the old women fishing along side it. Said they hadn’t left in years and if you looked closely their ankle bones were growing out of the muddy...
Students who considered themselves socialists were not so much interested in the...– bell hooks, where we stand: Class Matters (via deeannmarie)
I am excited to see a generation of women who will raise their boys to be good...– Date By Numbers (via naisae)
Yes to being stranded on a farm for four days without electricity. Double Yes to staying with kind cool punks in Edinburg who have showers after. Moving happy la whoop wa.
Sizzling oil heard through a vent. Alice’s voice travels too, talking about growing up an only child. I’m alone in the bedroom above and through the window I see every star. Sheep dot the land mirroring the universe and I remember the moon the day I flew out of New York. It was full and big and orange. An Orange in the sky, segments ready to split, juice dripping. The lights of the city down below...
When you dig in the ground here you come up with handfuls of crystals. The air always smells like smoke and they talk about magic. You can see the ocean from every window in the house and the fields are speckled with bits of wool left behind. I was sitting on a cliff and looked across and met eyes with a ram and we both blinked slowly and then he ran down to drink in the creek. I read...
when I open my heart and body to happiness and pleasure I also make space to...– Nomy Lamm (via kimyadawson) Feeling and sifting and feeling and sifting
Creative Dissent: We Are The Cooper Union →
creativedissent: The Cooper Union’s three schools came together today for a silent and non-violent protest against the Board of Trustees meeting where a decision was to be made on tuition … but, a meeting that is traditionally held on campus for the past one hundred and fifty years and is bylawed as the standard… Long distance love 4 all ya’ll.
the hunger will linger: angry-poems: this month’s... →
martaunderthesea: angry-poems: this month’s horoscopes: PISCES: your head swells. the walls begin to breathe. what the hell is up with your head/walls ARIES: the body without organs can also bloom TAURUS: don’t go down to the old bridge down to the don’t go down to the no don’t go down don’t down the old bridge no GEMINI: inhale. this is your body. exhale. this is not your body right now ...
slavin: Old old Pina Bausch piece, suddenly came to mind. She’s saying this: “Komm tanz mit mir, komm tanz mit mir, ich hab ne weiße Schürze für, lass nicht ab, lass nicht ab, bis die Schürze Löcher hat.” Which means, quite roughly: come dance with me, come dance with me, I’ve got this white apron on, and don’t stop, don’t stop, until the apron’s full of holes.
badbitchbrigade: Emma Goldman was a bad bitch. She married early to get US citizenship, and during her time here up until in 1917, when she was imprisoned for protesting against conscription and subsequently deported to Russia, she became one of the most significant women in anarchist history. She and Alexander Berkman conspired to kill Henry Clay Frick, a factory manager who was fiercely...