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Salt Salt by Nayyirah Waheed
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“i don't pay attention to the
world ending.
it has ended for me
many times
and began again in the morning.”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“i bleed every month. but do not die. how am i not magic. – the lie”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“where you are. is not who you are. – circumstances”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“you broke the ocean in half to be here. only to meet nothing that wants you. – immigrant”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“in our own ways we all break. it is okay to hold your heart outside of your body for days. months. years. at a time. – heal”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“both. i want to stay. i want to leave. i am three oceans away from my soul. – lost”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“i have always been the woman of my dreams.”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“there are feelings. you haven’t felt yet. give them time. they are almost here. – fresh”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“i think one of the most pathological things i have ever seen is stabbing someone and then telling them that their pain and anger over being stabbed is making you sad. – white guilt”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“cruel mothers are still mothers. they make us wars. they make us revolution. they teach us the truth. early. mothers are humans. who sometimes give birth to their pain. instead of children. – hate”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“would you still want to travel to that country if you could not take a camera with you. – a question of appropriation”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“no'
might make them angry
but
it will make you free.

- if no one has ever told you,
your freedom is
more important than their anger.”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“there is no healthier drug than creativity.”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“listen to my poems
but do not look for me
look for you.”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“you ask your heart why it is always hurting. it says ‘this is the only thing you will allow me to say to you. the only feeling you are willing to feel.”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“go.
enjoy.
leave.
it was all about you, anyway.”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“can we speak in flowers.
it will be easier for me to understand.”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“if someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. but if i do not want me. the world is nothing but endings.”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“poetry.
is the fire leaving my body.”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“you.
not wanting me.
was
the beginning of me
wanting myself.
thank you.

-the hurt”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“sit in the ocean. it is one of the best medicines on the planet. – the water”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“you are a story. do not become a word. one word. because you want to be loved. love does not ask you to be nothing for something.”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“i found flaws and they were beautiful. – ugly”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“does he not remember he is half woman.”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“why can we never talk about the blood. the blood of our ancestors. the blood of our history. the blood between our legs. – blood”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“i will tell you, my daughter of your worth not your beauty every day.”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“the worst
thing that ever happened
to
the world
was
the white man coming across gun powder.
–– the end of the world | the beginning of white supremacy”
Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
“she asked ‘you are in love what does love look like’ to which i replied ‘like everything i’ve ever lost come back to me.”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“a lie is simply a lie. it draws its strength from belief. stop believing in what hurts you. – power”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
“if the ocean can calm itself so can you. we are both salt water mixed with air. – meditation”
Nayyirah Waheed, salt.

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