No One Can Own Your Soul

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Secretly wishes to join a roller derby. Gets roller skates. Skates out front door. Breaks leg. Sells skates and dies a little inside.

You raged into my
fever dream
then
laughed when I tried
to extinguish the flames.

She was in love with destruction
mostly of herself
She could just push
the button
and
BOOM

Her finger wavered
curled back
and she looked around
the room

Sometimes, we realize
that the things we love
will
kill
us.

Stormy Seas - Portugal - National Geographic 

He slithered in
wearing his
worry
into the holes
of his sleeves

She was waiting
hiding among
the rocks and leaves

A pause
and they rose
eager for what was
upon them

They coiled themselves
into each other
and
kissed like eternity
was all of the time they had left.

Dear Orlando Bloom,

Please stop making me fall in love with you.

Sincerely,

America

Done by Spanish street artist Pejac

Marketable Skills

What are your marketable skills?
the test
quiz
application
questionairre
asked

Marketable skills?
Let’s see

I’m really good
at keeping my mouth shut
I learned this when I was 7
and my mother decided to let
a teenage boy babysit me
molest me
then tell me if I told
anyone
he would kill my cat
So, keeping things discreet
Yeah, I can do that

I’m extremely talented
at pretending things are ok
It comes easy to someone
who grew up the same way
In family pictures I wore my
best
dress and smile
while
I could smell the alcohol
rotting
out of my father’s skin
So, looking professional no matter what?
Yeah, I can do that with my eyes shut

I can clean and shine until it sparkles
when your dad is always drunk
your mom is always gone
there isn’t much else to do
So, clean your shit bowl until it looks brand new
Yeah, I can do that and more, too

I sat staring at that
question
application
resume
quiz

and thought

Marketable skills?
So, you really want to know that

No,
fuck that.

septagonstudios:

Federico Infante

noonecanownyoursoul:

Starfish moon faces
listlessly staring at me
as I set foot to the paces
that lead me to your benevolent sea

Whispering through the reeds
with the promise of your pleasing hands
as my lead
I flitter over the sands
I am high above the weeds

And when you pull me under
and take me deep into the down
I am filled with wonder
and I cannot wait
to
drown.

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The girl with
prismatic eyes
stepped out into the rain

To see the colors
of the people
shine more brightly

The reds blues
greens yellows
magentas and purples

all a kaleidoscope 
within her mind

The blues
are always the ones
who hold her attention
the most.
Photo source

The girl with

prismatic eyes

stepped out into the rain

To see the colors

of the people

shine more brightly

The reds blues

greens yellows

magentas and purples

all a kaleidoscope 

within her mind

The blues

are always the ones

who hold her attention

the most.

Photo source

Scars healing well. Only 10 more days and I get a walking cast and start physical therapy. I. CAN’T. WAIT.