—YOU ARE CUTER.
…Isn’t it funny how part of yourself can be in a place while at the same time the most important parts are in a different place?
…I is the hardest word to define.
…The harsh reality is life is fleeting. Everyday there are reminders of this.
…Sometimes you delete things in haste and can’t ever get them back.
…Sometimes, like yesterday, I go on Facebook and 80% of it, or more, is some type of whining. One thread started off by being aghast at the rollback ban on imported ivory. Then someone replied to that saying the war on Iran is what we should be worried about, and from there it just turned into a shit storm. I stopped reading after comment number 23. Then people complained about Al Franken and the proposed tax bill and on and on. It was exhausting and tragically annoying. Maybe that’s why I’m rarely on Facebook anymore.
…Wish I didn’t know so much.
…I like being outside at night in summer. It gives me this weird feeling, like I’m homesick but not for home. It’s kind of a good feeling, though.
…In some ways, pain is the opposite of language.
…Your now is not your forever.
…I have felt like a fish before, like my whole story was written by someone else.
…People always say, “It’s too good to be true,” but nobody ever says, “It’s too bad to be true.”
…Being vulnerable is asking to be used and not caring about it.
…Out of focus—that’s how most people really are.
…Mental disorders are vastly overrated.
…I realize that I’m just a bubble on the tide of the empire, and I’m okay with that.
…My best lines are always the ones I borrow or twist.
…One of the defining features of parents is that they don’t get paid to love you.
…Being “in love” is a weird phrase in English. Like it’s a sea you drown in or a town you live in. You don’t get to be in anything else—in friendship or in anger or in hope. All you can be is in love.
…Having someone read your poetry, hearing you read it out loud, is like letting them see you naked.
…I like short poems with weird rhyme schemes, because that’s what life is like.
…The most important part of the body is the part that hurts.
…We’ve sure been through a lot already.
…One of the best things in life is having someone who wants to take care of you. I mean, who really wants to take care of you. That’s something else.
…I need to be liked up close.