frida khalo

"Leaving is not enough; you must stay gone."

The title of this post comes from a poem written by poet Marty McConnell entitled, “Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell.” She wrote this poem as if Frida Kahlo were giving her the relationship advice she was seeking.

Likewise, below is a poem from Frida about (assumably) Diego Rivera (please comment if you know otherwise), for which I am using to understand who and what is tolerable in a romantic relationship, as I begin a much delayed period of living in solitude. Her final three lines resonate deeply.