“ Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive. ”
“ I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible and when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people. ”
This is paraphrased -
“Women like me do not fall gracefully,
we stumble over our spines, trip over
our vowels, and collapse into your arms.
Our hearts are open books,
Russian novels containing fifty pages
on the way your voice drifts across
the telephone wires each night.
Our hearts are first drafts,
unedited verses about each and every
person we have ever loved: the stranger
on the subway, the girl who gave us a balloon,
the boy who stole our virginity
but not our heart.
Women like me will love you from a distance
of a thousand syllables while laying in your bed,
we will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible,
and when we leave you will finally understand
why storms are named after people.”
“ That time you confused a lesson for a soulmate. ”
the world is heavy
but your bones
(just a cubic inch)
can hold 19,000 lbs
ounce for ounce
they are stronger than steel
atom for atom
you are more precious than diamond
and stars have died
so that you may live
you need to remember these things
when you say that you are weak
Shout out to my husband who gets up two hours earlier than me for work, is quiet as a mouse, and only wakes me up when he’s leaving so he can kiss me goodbye
do i get the gold chariot, do i float through the ceiling?
“ Women have curious ways of hurting someone else. They hurt themselves instead; or else they do it so the guy doesn’t even know he’s been hurt until much later. Then he finds out. Then his dick falls off. ”
I finally broke the other day. Exhausted, I yelled at my husband and sobbed. Do you know how exhausting it is for me to get through one day? Do you understand how much energy it takes to not kill myself? It takes all the strength I have to just stay alive. I spend all day fighting and you wonder why I’m so exhausted. Will things ever not be this way? I feel like I’m backsliding.