I’ve become so defined by you I can’t tell up from down
The nature of your beauty pulls my bones into the ground
I smile though I ache as though the wind stole my crown
and it makes me laugh like Cain did.
And you weren’t at all, no you weren’t at all
Something of a garden, something of a martyr
I’m so helpless in your hands
My candy machine gun, lemonade flavored poison
Don’t turn away from me.
— Haley Bonar
Posted 1 day ago
"Slowly, over the years, Estha withdrew from the world. He grew accustomed to the uneasy octopus that lived inside him and squirted its inky tranquilizer on his past."
— The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
Posted 2 days ago
"If I did not choose to be clean, to wear nice clothes, to wash and so on, I need not. She would be grieved, but what was her grief, compared to my grief? All she asked was to feel me near her, with her, and the right to contemplate from time to time this extraordinary body both at rest and in motion. Every now and then I interrupted her, to ask what town I was in. But either because she did not understand me, or because she preferred to leave me in ignorance, she did not reply to my question, but went on with her soliloquy, reiterating tirelessly each new proposition, then expounding further, slowly, gently, the benefits for both of us if I would make my home with her. Till nothing was left but this monotonous voice, in the deepening night and the smell of the damp earth and of a strongly scented flower which at the time I could not identify, but which later I identified as spike-lavender."
— Samuel Beckett (via qu4ntity)
Posted 1 week ago
"You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame. How could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?"
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via lola-a-soul-traveler)
(Source: raul218, via fuckyeahexistentialism)
Posted 2 weeks ago
"I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you."
— Shinji Moon (via seabois)
Posted 3 weeks ago