the 5ifth element

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For Women Who Are Difficult to Love

You are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
forget you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn’t you?

closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.

By Warsan Shire

Childish Gambino covers PM Dawn’s “I’d Die Without You”

This whole dorky attraction I have for him has heightened ever since this cover. I kind of want to cry two tears in a bucket, hand him my panties and let him take advantage of me.

I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I want woman to look stronger…I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect. I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.
— Alexander McQueen   (via voyagur)

(Source: mcqueenadillo, via presspitaryan)


Kelela - The High

This is one to get lost in. Fresh off her amazing debut LP, Cut 4 Me, released last fall on Kingdom’s Fade to Mind label, Kelela brings her first new material of 2014. ‘The High’ is a subtle slow jam, with plenty of space to showcase Kelela’s range and songwriting ability. This one has a much more organic feel to it than the Night Slugs produced ‘Cut 4 Me’. Love the brooding, panning bassline here as well. Production from Gifted & Blessed.

The beautiful Erykah Badu for Givenchy.

Salute to those who lived through this. Brave

(Source: cultureunseen, via tastelikerum)