He says: I’m Muslim.
As he brings the double shot of rum to his lips.
I imagine the way it burns as it slides down his throat.
He winces, then smashes the glass against table.
Everyone turns and cheers,
then they go back to their conversations.
He says it again — I swear.
I say: I know.
He looks at me with sad eyes.
Wallahi - he says,
still trying to convince me.
I say: I know.
I watch his eyes turn to glass as he downs another.
I swear I am Muslim - he slurs
I say: I know.
No— he says— you’re judging me, look
and he holds his hands over his ears and he begins to recite.
And I put my hand over his as people begin to stare.
And I say: I know.
And he begins to cry, and his tears look ancient, and his face contorts, and his mouth is open but there is no sound, and his body shudders.
And he tries again and again, never getting past Bismillah.
He keeps on saying “No you don’t understand I am Muslim, I am Muslim, I am Muslim, I am Muslim”
I know, I say.
And he holds the bottle to his mouth and he almost swallows it whole, and he says “marry me Aasiyah, I am a good man, my father is a hafiz of Quran,
it is just this Dunya, it is this world that has killed me”
I know, I say
I know.
― Key Ballah, an encounter. (via keywrites)
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starllex:

I don’t get how babies can cry at restaurants lol like nigga why you cryin there’s food around you rejoice

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unclefather:

when u accidentally open ur front camera and ur sitting there like

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You are
a minute
of quiet

in a loud
shouting
world.
― Gabriel Gadfly (via hellanne)
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uncontrolled-soul:

shego:

people who laugh so hard at their own jokes that they can’t even finish the joke because they’re laughing so hard are my favorite kind of people

Me

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No one’s life seems great between midnight and 7 a.m. Go to sleep. Things will be better tomorrow.
― (via 99lightbulbs)

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I think I wanted it too much and you didn’t want it enough.
― Jay Crownover, Rule (via expiry)

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Spaghetti for a little friend.

vibeogame:

minor-catastrophe:

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