the greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free THE GREATEST LIE EVER TOLD ABOUT LOVE IS THAT IT SETS YOU FREE if this isn’t the truest statement i don’t know what is and it kills me inside every time
i work at a job where i get told “thank you” on a regular basis (basically everytime i interact with someone) and i get told have a good night pretty often and i have a theory that it makes my life better having so many people wishing me well and saying polite things towards me, no matter how superficially
— Tarfia Faizullah, “[I struggled…]”
God coming to light?
Less ecstatic than ashamed, I fear,
Of bodies never worthy of being seized.
Encumbered by the weight of a tear,
In hopeless hindsight
They see all that the flesh can never appease,
All that the flesh is obliged to mortify.
Here I am, laid out,
Looking up to where nothing appears,
Hardly wondering why nothing satisfies
And yet saddened that it’s all so clear.
Trickle. Reservoirs deep underground reply."
— J.D. McClatchy
Still from Abigail (Past Self), 2011.
The last month without a full moon,
This morning I am making a list
Of the last lines of parables
About the work of numbers, about
Calculations, marking the speed
With which blood travels, as if three feet
Per second were like the blessings
On the late workers in a vineyard
Or a son just home from living with swine.
Someone continues the division
That computes the decimals of pi—
He is telling a story, numerals
Spilling out toward infinity,
The counting a language, a life
Beyond this one, as difficult
To believe as the number of hours
We’ve slept together, darkness returning
And vanishing, the moments, nightly,
Between your breaths, the hesitations
In your deep sleep; my own held breath,
Listening, and then, temporarily
Relieved, turning toward the window,
Reciting the autonomic lesson
Of your lungs that swell and shrink
At last, in rhythm, their vital
Capacity, in liters, 3.1."
— Gary Fincke, “Calculations: A Love Poem”
90% of how i judge a boy is based on how he feels about going down on girls. it’s not even sexual . it’s a character thing. says a lot about a guy