Sleeping Achilles 2014 (Draft)

I watch his shoulder rise and fall,
a crest amongst the waves
of whistled breath
escaped from parted teeth.

See my lover
his curls
greying at the temples
the sharp angles of his face,
a mountain range atop pillow top
the partial laugh line
that permanently hugs his lips
like a comma
in the poetry of his face.

My eyes dart between
the man in my bed
and his mirrored self lying
behind the looking glass.
I wonder what he is dreaming
and if he knows
the sad beauty of
his quiet vulnerability.

- Denisio Truitt

southrnbird

southrnbird:

Yesterday I just walked around without headphones enjoying people and conversations. I’ve meet some interesting individuals within the past 24 hours.

Most people are so quick to plug in their earphones or turn the other cheek to avoid hearing or seeing things they personally think is morally…

You make perfect sense ❤️

enisor

dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.

Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.

According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”

About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”

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redkuba

princelesscomic:

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lecinematheque:

Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya

In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII  has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please

THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE

The complete short film is on youtube and it’s really good and the end kind of took my breath away. 

I must see this

One if my favorite shorts…. So glad its back in rotation