Posts tagged with ‘quotes’

i forgot about you,
tongue-tied, wide eyed, sitting
cross legged next to a boy with
an orange soul and ecstasy in
his bones

i forgot about you over coffee with
my English professor, she said
that the air will never taste like
this again and i couldn’t remember
why i wanted to carry your name in
my mouth like a pearl or a black
charcoal mountain,

i forgot about you,
when i was 24 and the only time
my sister called was to say that
our great aunt had passed,

i forgot about you when i was
doing a crossword puzzle in
a bright yellow diner where they
serve waffles for lunch, dinner, and
desert

i forgot about you, but
i never forget to remember

—    new paint and new names (via irynka)

“ I think I could turn and live with animals,
they’re so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied,
not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another,
nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth. ”

—    Song of Myself, Walt Whitman (via lessthanben)