i think i met all the
wrong men before
you and i think they
ruined me but i
think you’re really
handsome the way
a map is handsome,
with skin wide open
soaked in the whole
—Safia Elhillo, “susie knuckles in love” (via oofpoetry)
I wish people could just say how they feel like ‘Hey I really don’t like when you do that to me’ or ‘Hey I’m in love with you’ or ‘Hi I really miss you and I think about you all the time’ without sounding desperate. Why can’t everyone be painfully honest and just save people the trouble.
Carl [Sagan] wanted us to see ourselves not as the failed clay of a disappointed Creator but as starstuff, made of atoms forged in the fiery hearts of distant stars.
I tell you that I love you unconditionally. I tell you that you are beautiful. I tell you that your ass looks great when you are eighty. I’m trying to make you laugh. I put up with plenty of your shit. And if you think just some dog is going to keep coming back, then you’re wrong. But if you want true love, then this is it. This is real life. It’s not perfect, but it’s real. And if you can’t see it, then you’re blind.
—Jesse, Before Midnight (via fuckyeahtudorqueeny)