I deserve someone who can commit to me.
I deserve someone who can appreciate my loyalty.
I deserve someone who’ll give me the same extent of love I give out.
I deserve someone who won’t abandon me when things get hard.
I deserve someone who’ll always care for my feelings.
I deserve someone who doesn’t merely want to be with me, but is capable.
I deserve someone whose actions stay true to their words.
I deserve consistency.
Marc Lumont Hill at the talk ‘End Mass Incarceration’ - Riverside Church, Harlem New York 2012. (via icecreamritual)
"You’re inhaling smoke, emotionless, somewhere on a map,
unaware that I am falling flat.
And you will hurt me, and I deserve it.
You are not awake, and it’s nothing.
I want you so bad it’s devouring me, and I think I love you,
but you’ll never find out.”