Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.

Frida Kahlo (via expeditum)

Anonymous asked:

Poems for being alone?

lora-mathis:

victoriousvocabulary:

ENTHEASTIC
[adjective]
1. inspired; aroused, animated, or imbued with the spirit to do something, by or as if by supernatural or divine influence.
2. of godlike energy; divinely inspired.
Etymology: ultimately from Ancient Greek ἔνθεος (entheos, “full of (a/the) god, inspired”), from ἐν (en, “in”) + θεός (theos, “god”) + -al.
[Mihai Criste]

victoriousvocabulary:

ENTHEASTIC

[adjective]

1. inspired; aroused, animated, or imbued with the spirit to do something, by or as if by supernatural or divine influence.

2. of godlike energy; divinely inspired.

Etymology: ultimately from Ancient Greek ἔνθεος (entheos, “full of (a/the) god, inspired”), from ἐν (en, “in”) + θεός (theos, “god”) + -al.

[Mihai Criste]

I’m trying hard
to not be starving.
I’m trying to not
write poetry on my skin.

I’m trying to not
jump off the edge.
I’m trying hard
to cross the bridge.

I’m trying hard
to drink the sunlight,
I’m trying hard
to be alive.

I’m trying my best
to keep on trying.
I’m trying, I’m trying.

Sade Andria Zabala (surfandwrite) | I’m Trying My Best (via surfandwrite)

leighernandez:

Covers and acoustic versions for that kind of day.

  1. Dean and Britta - Friday I’m In Love
  2. Birdy - Skinny Love
  3. Beech - Starry Eyed
  4. Fran Ocean - Strawberry Swing
  5. Jason Mraz - I Melt With You
  6. Corinne Bailey Rae - is This Love
  7. Yael Naim - Toxic
  8. The Constance Billard Choir - Glamorous
  9. Lily Allen - Everybody’s Changing
  10. Natalie Walker - Colorblind
  11. She & Him - Fools Rush In
  12. Passion Pit - Tonight, Tonight
  13. Bon Iver - I Can’t Make You Love Me
  14. Miley Cyrus - We Can’t Stop (Feat. Jimmy fallon & The Roots)