WILD LION

Once I was a genius, now I am myself.

It’s when you look for meaning that you get confused.

—Charles Bukowski (via aglimmerofhappiness)

For Women Who Are Difficult to Love

—You are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
forget you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
prettier
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.
-Warsan Shire
(via lifeinsilentadoration)

You do the math, you expect the trouble.

—Richard Siken (via peterandhisskin)

You swallowing matches and suddenly I’m yelling Strike me. Strike anywhere.

Richard Siken, from Wishbone (via penitralis)

I wanted to be wanted and he was very beautiful, kissed with his eyes closed, and only felt good while moving. You could drown in those eyes, I said,

—Little Beast, Richard Siken (via parttimeliar)

Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you uncomfortable—your weaknesses, bad thoughts, vanities, and hungers—and pretend they’re across the room. It’s too ugly to be human. It’s too ugly to be you. Children are afraid of the dark because they have nothing real to work with. Adults are afraid of themselves.

—Richard Siken, Black Telephone (via thefireswamps)

Sorry about the bony elbows, sorry we
lived here, sorry about the scene at the bottom of the stairwell
and how I ruined everything by saying it out loud.
Especially that, but I should have known.

—Richard Siken (via rhetoriques)

strictly-fandoms:

do you ever just get the overwhelming urge to cry because you think you’re not going to go far in life because you’re not as smart or as talented as the people around you

(Source: capt-ora, via loseit-alll)

I’m not totally mad at you. I’m just sad. You’re all locked up in that little world of yours, and when I try knocking on the door, you just sort of look up for a second and go right back inside.

Haruki Murakami (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

This to a tee.

(via ayesurfsup)

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