I NEVER MET DONALD TRUMP BUT I SURE HAVE BEEN GRABBED BY THE YOU-KNOW-WHAT & I really don’t even want his name in my book & I almost didn’t tell this story but sometimes it’s important to name names & the luxury of fame is that it doesn’t matter what a nobody says if you have enough money you can buy any kind of truth you want when you’re a star they let you do it & actually when you’re a man in general the one who did that to me wasn’t anyone famous it was a homeless man on the La Brea bus I was 15 & had on a white T-shirt & a denim skirt I was with my mother & she tried to protect me but he chased me from the front of the bus to the back & the driver who happened to be really tall & muscular with his uniform sleeves rolled up past his biceps & sunglasses on with a strap he had to stop the bus at Rodeo by the old movie theatre & push the homeless guy down the exit stairs & even on the street he still kept banging on the flimsy doors & sticking out his tongue & shouting

Khadijah Queen
from: I’m so fine: a list of famous men and what I had on

Magic

September 7, 2019

Magic lies in between things, between the day and the night, between yellow and blue, between any two things.

Charles de Lint
The Onion Girl

Good decision…

September 7, 2019

reciprocated acts of kindness

September 7, 2019

In [fairy tales], power is rarely the right tool for survival anyway. Rather the powerless thrive on alliances, often in the form of reciprocated acts of kindness – from beehives that were not raided, birds that were not killed but set free or fed, old women who were saluted with respect. Kindness sown among the meek is harvested in crisis

Rebecca Solnit
The Faraway Nearby.

moon baths

September 7, 2019

At sixteen, Sabina took moon baths, first of all, because everyone else took sunbaths, and second, she admitted, because she had been told it was dangerous.

Anaïs Nin
A Spy in the House of Love