I am not a person to say the words out loud
I think them strongly, or let them hunger from the page:
know it from there, from my silence, from somewhere other
than my tongue
the quiet love
the silent rage.
Against the Small Evil Voices (via audrotas)
You have 6 tattoos.
Full lips. Good, strong hands.
You have 7 freckles on your back,
they map out the big dipper.
You have a scar on your left arm
you carved in high school.
The first time you pulled off your t shirt
I traced the line with my fingers and fell in love
with your strength.
You are a hero
for living from that moment
to this one. You never need to apologize
for how you chose to survive
Your body is a map I know every inch of
and if anyone else
were to kiss me, all they would taste
is your name.
Duane Michaels, Fireflies in my Hands, 1973
1970’s movie poster for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
And we’ll all float on alright
Already we’ll all float on
Alright don’t worry even if things end up a bit too heavy
We’ll all float on alright
I think that possibly, maybe, I’ve fallen for you
You can stand on the cliff of my heart and shout nothing but ‘ugly’ through me. I promise all I will echo back is ‘Beauty, beauty, you have always been beauty
I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.