“Maybe we just lived between hurting and healing.”
—Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
was this movie even real
you know when you say something
and it’s just
why the fuck did i say that
“The girl is infectious human waste, and she’s confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing and so she won’t commit to anything.”
—Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
no matter what you give them,
still want the moon.
white meat and dark,
The marriage bed
and the cradle,
still empty arms.
You give them land,
their own earth under their feet,
still they take to the roads.
And water: dig them the deepest well,
still it’s not deep enough
to drink the moon from.
—Denise Levertov, Adam’s Complaint