do you realize how common it is
for girls to want superpowers
like invisibility, intangibility, and shrinking
to be unseen, untouched, unnoticed
to disappear, retreat, be a smaller target
we’ll never hide enough of ourselves to be safe
Hush, little Sammy, don’t say a word
Your brother’s gonna make sure you don’t get hurt
And when flames burn above your head
Your brother’s gonna do what your father said
And when sleep turns you still and cold
Your brother’s gonna save you with his soul
And if the devil takes control
Stop whatever you’re doing and WATCH THIS.
"I asked 5 questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word ‘sorry’"
WATCH THIS AND THEN WATCH IT AGAIN
one war ↦ (1/1) ↦ WORLD WAR I
❝ My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori. ❞
➣"Dulce et Decorum est" -Wilfred Owen (1920)
I never stay.
Before you can taste the words “I’m leaving” on your tongue
I will have my emotions neatly packed
And be 100 miles and 3 freeways away.
Cowards like me,
Before someone sees in us
What we see in ourselves.
Believe me when I say
You do not want to know my heart.
I caught a glimpse of it one day,
Now I use it to fuel my nightmares.
Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean—roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin—his control
Stops with the shore;—upon the watery plain
The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain
A shadow of man’s ravage, save his own,
When for a moment, like a drop of rain,
He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan,
Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown
Excerpt from “Apostrophe to the Ocean” - Lord Byron
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
When I was 10, I saw
my first episode of Law & Order, SVU
a woman screamed
and her pretty pink dress ripped
the scene cut to black but then
she sat in a station
hair mussed and mascara running
and she seemed broken
and that’s when I began to prepare
for the inevitable.