"hell gets in your eyes
and every time you blink
it takes you back."
"Everything I’ve never done, I want to do with you."
"I want you to hold my hand while we go grocery shopping. I want you to play with my hair while we watch tv. I want you to kiss me in the middle of my sentence because you wanted to taste my words. I want you to rub my back as we fall asleep. I want you to sing my favorite song when I look sad. I want you to do these things without having to think about them. Do them because you love me."
"poetry is the way i fuck you when you’re gone."
"I wish I was beautiful or at least wise, but I’m simply mad and violent."
"Maybe I’m getting tired – I can’t think of anything but nights with you. I want them warm and silvery."
My grandmother got mad at me for not wanting anything to eat today. I ate some crackers and water. But she’s still upset. My own family can’t even stand me lately, let alone everyone else. I’m trying. And now you’re upset too. I’m too needy during this.
"Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they’ll make your soul impervious to the world’s soft decay."
"Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it."
Okay so I leave for summer camp in a few days and we're going to be in swimsuits a lot and I'm still working on loving my body and being confident with it... Any advice?
I’m flattered that you would ask me about this. Body positivity is hard, I struggle a lot with it myself. Start small. Look in a mirror and find some things about yourself that make you smile. It might be as tiny as a freckle on your side. Tell yourself out loud that you like the way you look in something. Hearing it helps so much. Also realize that you’re not alone. Odds are, other people will be just as nervous as you are. You’re beautiful. Just because someone else may be as well doesn’t detract from that. I promise. It does get easier. And once you have started to accept yourself more, you’ll be so happy that you believed in yourself. You can do this.
Good luck at camp. Try not to let your nerves get in the way of a good time. I’m also always here to talk personally if you ever need help.
"Let me tell the world that you have the most beautiful soul in the world. Let me tell the world that you’re kind. You’re not always soft and it’s okay that you don’t apologize for it. You shouldn’t. I like the way you talk to the stars, like they can hear you. I like the way you smile at me every single time you look at me, it makes me feel, whole, less ambivalent. More certain that you’re the one I’m going to love for the rest of my life whether I spend my whole life with you or not."
what did you play in band?
I started out on snare drum, but I taught myself how to play mallet percussion. I spent most of my time playing marimba, but I also played vibraphone, xylophone, and a few other things.
I love answering things, thanks you guys.