"I learned words, I learned words;
but half of them
died from lack of exercise. And the ones I use
often look at me
with a look that whispers, Liar."
Norman MacCaig, The Many Days: Selected Poems of Norman MacCaig
"When you look in the mirror what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you?"
David Icke (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"the scene of the crime exists;
the scene of the crime, drowsy, normal, abstract,
bathed in a whitewashed, godforsaken light,
this poisonous, white, crumbling poem."
From Alphabet by Inger Christensen (via hush-syrup)
"Old gods lean in close."
Mary O’Donnell, from “Fairy Rath” (via the-final-sentence)
parenting tip: talk to your kids about mental illness. tell them they might have a hard time. tell them they can ask for therapy and medication. tell them they aren’t alone. tell them if your family has a history of mental illnesses and which ones. just fucking talk to your kids and be there for them.
Yes please please do this it could save a lot of suffering
"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Aurelius, Marcus. Meditations. (via wordsnquotes)
"Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are."
Iain Thomas, Intentional Dissonance. (via wordsnquotes)
"Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes."
Jean-Paul Sartre (via likeafieldmouse)
inside cover of All Hail West Texas
Believe in yourself. You can get out if you’re committed to the effort. There are no windows or doors and the walls are on fire. I love you. I loved you. You can’t make me leave. Drive out to the airport. Take the train down here if you get a chance.Stay wherever the hell you are. Stay wherever the hell you are. Take the train down here if you get a chance. Drive out to the airport. You can’t make me leave. I loved you. I love you. There are no windows or doors and the walls are on fire. You can make it out if you’re committed to the effort. It’s easy to get out if you just believe in yourself. You have really let yourself go. You are not what you used to be. You are lovely beyond compare, beyond compare, beyond compare. We have no house. Our house would be a lovely Southwestern ranch if it had a roof. Our house is a lovely Southwestern ranch. I’ll take as much of this as I can possibly bear. I am going to take this a little while longer. I am not going to take this any more.