when lovers write together


write with me
as if in this world
we are all that there is
of passion

sleep with me
as if in our waking
we are all that there is
of dreaming

drink with me
drink of the world
the stars and the seas
let us become
intoxicated by
liquid reality

enjoy with me
the soft caress
of making…

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Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.

Jean-Yves Leloup

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the illusory safety net

it is not
a conscious act;
my fear simply braids itself
into a rope,
stretching from this place
to that (from vulnerability
to security), and it secures itself
around me,
trying to counteract
my bravery by tempting me
with cowardice.

And then you’ll run into somebody, like I ran into Nicole, and you’ll say, “This is a perfect human being,” and they’ll say, “You are a perfect human being,” and that’ll be it.

My love… And his dating advice for his best friend. Oh my heart. (via eclipsed-kiss)

There was a time when I would have believed them if they told me you could not come true… But then you found me and everything changed, and I believe in something again.

My whole heart will be yours forever. This is a beautiful start to a lifelong love letter.

Tell the world that we finally got it all right; I choose you.

Sara Bareilles, I Choose You

A million times over, I choose you. Everything we have done and been through, I would do all over again to be in your arms tonight.


she first practiced mending
with needle and thread;
healing takes time,
she always said.

i watched beauty unfold
in patterns cross-stitched
and bold that seemed to imitate
the wisdom she’d told.

she said do not withhold
your feelings untold.

tell those you love;
bear naked your soul.

my heart skipped a beat
hearing her bravery unfold;
the words in her heart,
like her patterns, were bold.

walls and doors

it was a Tuesday
when she said
this place
feels like home;
it was then
that our histories resolved.
i recognize
and feel the weight
of the destruction,
but i believe too
that, through rebuilding,
something better
can come.


i have stood up for
and defended you
through your malice
and cowardice;

i have flown your flags
whether rain or shine;
i have claimed your folly
as mine;

a warrior wrought
with senseless acts
all for the good of his liege
can only battle so long

before - within castle walls -
he succumbs siege.


i bend my words
into photographs,
snapshots of time
and place, each syllable
is my attempt:
a memory to recreate.
in my voice
and in my writing, though,
i realize my words
are flawed — to recollect
a moment
is to barely live it
at all.

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger—but recognize the opportunity.

John F. Kennedy

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why is it
our society
views in a more
romantic light
over joy?

the first times

train, library, sunny day,
feathered comforter, far away,
moving boxes, bottled wine,
pizza night, and ball of twine.

i reminisce on moments spent
on telephone lines in separate beds;
now together, i long to be
in your arms and closer yet.

writing music

our heartbeats
creating a song
solely theirs;
it is the bass
and the melody
of my morning,
and my evening,
and my night.

We are always in a hurry to be happy; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.

Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (via quotes-shape-us)