Anonymous said: do you believe in god?
Yes, yes I do.
"He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry."
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via sunst0ne)
"Hello darling, sorry about that.
Sorry about the bony elbows, sorry we
lived here, sorry about the scene at the bottom of the stairwell
and how I ruined everything by saying it out loud.
Especially that, but I should have known.
You see, I take the parts that I remember and stitch them back together
to make a creature that will do what I say
or love me back."
from Richard Siken’s Litany in Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out (via awayfromfear)
"You had skyscrapers and statues
sitting in your mouth,
You think you broke me?
I only kissed you when I was homesick.
I only cried when you left because I missed the city,
Y.Z, Homesick (via modernmethadone)
was the year of gasoline and dirty motels.
The year of less showers and more sex.
The year of difference.
The year of lessons in less is more.
The year of too much beer and not enough poetry.
The year of falling deeper in love than I already was.
The year of 20 states and 15,000 miles.
The year of goodbyes.
The year of part art, part magic.
The year of loving myself too much.
The year of realizing it could be worse.
The year of the postcard.
The year of the coffee shop.
The year of free wifi with free refills.
The year of finding closure in open doors.
The year of trying too hard to run away.
The year of coming home and knowing it.
The year of God playing with his food.
The year of finally feeling full.
"Swallow your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison."
Bob Dylan, Tombstone Blues (via quotebookshelf)
"13 things my uncle told me before he died:
not everyone has the blessing to understand sadness
when waiting at the bus stop, it’s okay to smoke cigarettes
never touch anyone else’s clothes at the laundromat
it’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you
when your grandmother asks you how you are, be honest
never be afraid to say “no” even after you’ve said “yes”
if someone tells you graffiti isn’t art, prove them wrong
remember people by their eye color not their clothes
you’re allowed to like dark chocolate with tangerines
don’t lie that you don’t have a lighter when you really do
turn your phone off every once in a while and find the moon
if you want a tattoo, don’t let anyone tell you not to get it
if you ever find yourself at the graveyard, read the names"
poems from my uncles grave (via emptieds)
"Life often disappoints us. Provide an example.”
“When we were kids, we thought we could be anything."
"Just to be clear,
I don’t want to get out,
without a broken heart.
I intend to leave this life,
there’s gonna have to be,
a thousand separate heavens,
for all of my separate parts."
Andrea Gibson, Royal Heart (via daviskennethm)
“We used to laugh at our small selves, saying that I was a bad girl trying to be good and that he was a good boy trying to be bad. Through the years these roles would reverse, then reverse again, until we came to accept our dual natures. We contained opposing principles, light and dark.”
― Patti Smith, Just Kids