black women and white men

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.

Things that irk me: autistic men get away with so much more shit than autistic women + nb people, and it’s literally just because sexism is fine with men being as loud and picky and taking up as much space as they want.

C: Until the black community worldwide pays attention to the plight of black women, the run for equality is an ugly loosing game. People act like bringing up the misogynoir and colorism black women go through under black men is derailing the conversation of racial equality. But the latter cannot be achieved successfully without addressing and fixing the former. Period! You can’t invest in an expensive carpet on a broken leaking floor. Fix that before tryna be in equal standing to the white man!