"I love like a leaky faucet or I love like a dam breaking. There is nothing in between,"
@1 month ago with 20 notes
#poetry #love #shinji moon #commovente
"We weren’t exactly children again,
too many divorces, too many blood panels,
but your leaning into me was a sleeping bird.
Sure, there was no way to be careful enough,
even lightning can go wrong but when the smoke
blows off, we can admire the work the fire’s done
ironing out the wrinkles in favor of newer ones,
ashy furrows like the folds in the brain
that signal the switchbacks and reversals
of our thought and just as brief. Your lips
were song, your hair everywhere.
Oh unknowable, fidgeting self, how little
bother you were then, no more
than a tangerine rind. Oh unknowable
other, how I loved your smell."
Late Valentine, Dean Young
@10 months ago with 1 note
#late valentine #fall higher #poetry #prose #lit
"I remember lonely and
@1 year ago with 1019 notes
#love #poetry #dear JP
what it tasted like before
your name took root in my throat,
before everything reminded me of your mouth.
I don’t know how I lived that way…"
He had green eyes,
so I wanted to sleep with him—
green eyes flecked with yellow, dried leaves on the surface of a pool—
You could drown in those eyes, I said.
The fact of his pulse,
the way he pulled his body in, out of shyness or shame or a desire
not to disturb the air around him.
Everyone could see the way his muscles worked,
the way we look like animals,
his skin barely keeping him inside.
I wanted to take him home
and rough him up and get my hands inside him, drive my body into his
like a crash test car.
I wanted to be wanted and he was
very beautiful, kissed with his eyes closed, and only felt good while moving.
You could drown in those eyes, I said,
so it’s summer, so it’s suicide,
so we’re helpless in sleep and struggling at the bottom of the pool.
- From “Little Beast” by Richard Siken
@1 year ago with 1 note
#poetry #lust #dear JP
I want to be there for you, always and forever. I get that you might not be ready, but when you are just know that
@3 years ago
I’ll be I am here.