"The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave."
-Assata Shakur: An Autobiography (via caramelblackness)
"The dark eagles, sleep and death,
Rustle all night around my head:
The golden statue of man
Is swallowed by the icy comber
Of eternity. On the frightening reef
The purple remains go to pieces,
And the dark voice mourns
Over the sea.Sister in my wild despair
Look, a precarious skiff is sinking
Under the stars,
The face of night whose voice is fading."