Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
getting to that point in my undergrad career where i can write a paper about gender inequality in my sleep. “yaaay feminist theory that helps us get nearer to the roots of our oppression, naaay pseudo phallocentric order”. it’s all true but it doesn’t make me any less bored. end rant.
"I thought leaving you would be easy,
just walking out the door
but I keep getting pinned against it
with my legs around your waist and it’s like
my lips want you like my lungs want air,
it’s just what they where born to do so
I am sitting at work thinking of you
cutting vegetables in my kitchen
your hair in my shower drain
your fingers on my spine in the morning
while we listen to Muddy Waters, I know
you will never be the one I call home
but the way you talk about poems
like marxists talk of revolution
it makes me want to keep trying.
I’m still looking for reasons to love you.
I’m still looking for proof you love me."
— Clementine von Radics (via 47giraffes
"On the other side of that door, here is what you don’t know: I am aching and I am still in love with you. You don’t know this because I haven’t told you. I haven’t told you because I am not the same kind of brave that you are. I have to remind myself to be sorry a hundred times a day for not being what you need. I have not learned to peel myself like you. I have not learned to stand naked in front of people and not worry that they’re going to ruin me. Here is to you. Here is to your proud vulnerability. I am still learning. One day I will tell you with my chin up, proud. One day I will let you hold the shaking nerves of me. But today, I am still learning."
“A Different Kind of Brave.” (via 5000letters
Anne Carson x The Albertine Work Out #kimonos
This is why it hurts the way it hurts.
You have too many words in your head. There are too many ways to describe the way you feel. You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.
You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.
— Iain S. Thomas, I Wrote This For You
Jenny Holzer, Survival Series, 1983-85
"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."
— Black Telephone (Richard Siken)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via sylvides)