"I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me."
— Jorge Luis Borges (via fuckyeahjorgeluisborges)
"It’s human to want what we need, and it’s human to desire what we don’t need but find desirable. Sickness occurs when we desire what we need and what’s desirable with equal intensity, suffering our lack of perfection as if we were suffering for lack of bread. The Romantic malady is to want the moon as if it could actually be obtained."
— Fernando Pessoa (via losaficionados)
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"Here is the ending before the beginning:
I pick you out of my teeth like spinach.
I take a bath and I don’t think about drowning myself.
My sister spends the weekend at the apartment and
doesn’t ask me about it, even though she can see
that my teeth have gotten sharper since last time.
Your name is just a name.
I am still in one piece when I close the door.
I say “thank you for everything” and wipe my mouth.
You watch the Discovery Channel and see a lioness
lick her bloody paws after a kill.
You think of me and wonder if the grass was really so tall
that you couldn’t see me coming.
I am growing into something fierce and hungry.
When I kiss your skin, I am only trying to taste your bones.
Whatever is left of you, I hope it forgets me."
— Caitlyn Siehl, "Prey" (via alonesomes)
"I’m awaiting a lover. I have to be rent and pulled apart and live according to the demons and the imagination in me. I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again."
— Anaïs Nin (via wonderingrocks)
(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via itseasyjusttolookaway)
"What matters is precisely this; the unspoken at the edge of the spoken."
— Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 21 July 1912. (via apoetreflects)
(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via booklover)