letters home :: by sylvia plath

  • "i am afraid of getting older. i am afraid of getting married. spare me from cooking three meals a day. spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote."

the lonely cities :: olivia laing

  • "so much of the pain of loneliness is to do with concealment, with feeling compelled to hide vulnerability, to tuck ugliness away, to cover up scars as if they are literally repulsive. but why hide? what's so shameful about wanting, about desire, about having failed to achieve satisfaction, about experiencing unhappiness?"

tiny beautiful things :: by cheryl strayed

  • "there is no cure except to live the hell out of our lives, to take it apart, to put it back together, to dig it all up, and then fill the hole. to help ourselves a...
may 28 2020 ∞
may 16 2021 +

book :: crush (selected poems of richard siken)

    • from seaside improvisationyou wanted happiness, i can't blame you for that, and maybe a mouth sounds idiotic when it blathers on about joy but tell me you love this, tell me you're not miserable.
    • from litany in which certain things are crossed outdown the alley, around the arcade, up the stairs of the building to the little room with the broken faucets, your drawings, all your things, i looked out the window and said this doesn't look that much different from home.
    • from i had a dream about youthese are the dreams we should be having. i shouldn't have to clean them up like this.
    • from you are jeffdon't leave the room until i come back from the dead for you. i'll come back from the dead for you. .... keep talking. i'll...
jun 7 2020 ∞
may 16 2021 +

— 14 lines of love letters or suicide notes; by doc luben

    • [how can something be there, and then not be there?] [how do we forgive ourselves for all the things we did not become?]

— this be the verse; by philip larkin

    • [they fuck you up, your mum and dad] [they may not mean to, but they do] [they fill you with the faults they had] [and add some extra, just for you]
    • [get out as early as you can] [and don't have any kids yourself]

— harlem; by langston hughes

    • [what happens to the dream deferred?] [... maybe it just sags like a heavy load] [or does it explode?]
may 28 2020 ∞
jun 9 2020 +

✧ above the time — by iu

  • now it’s okay if you can’t find me at a glance / because i'll recognize you

✧ try again — by d.ear featuring jaehyun

  • so whenever you ask me again how i feel / please remember my answer is you

✧ my song knows what you did in the dark — by fall out boy

  • i've got the scars from tomorrow / and i wish you could see / that you're the antidote to everything except for me

✧ fire and the thud — by arctic monkeys

  • everything i touched / told me that it'd be better shared with you

✧ lifetime — by ben&ben

  • was there a lifetime waiting for us? / in a world where i was yours
may 28 2020 ∞
jun 9 2020 +

✧ rumi

  • "i know you're tired but come, this is the way."

✧ rainer maria rilke

  • "love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.”
may 28 2020 ∞
may 16 2021 +