Denying gay people the right to get married; that’s easy. But justifying it to...– Stephen Colbert (via thebarbwire)
hardly a breath
from “Trading for Heaven” by Li-young Lee … I saw you holding open the door. Now I’m filling pages with things I can’t tell anyone. Now I’m more alone than I’ve ever been. I traded every beyond, every someday, for heaven in my lifetime. Now I’m dying of my life. Now I’m alive inside my death. Do you see the space between our bodies? Barely a...
we talk about milk and tea
him: can iced green tea go bad?
i'm not a good one to ask
me: i get food poisoning all the time
him: 'cause i'm drinking some that's been in the fridge for like 2 months
i mean it's tea
i don't know
him: me neither
me: OH! this reminds me, do you drink milk?
like cow milk?
him: i do
but i avoid it when i can
me: what's it SUPPOSED to smell like?
i can't describe it
him: when it goes bad, you can tell
me: i always thought if it's not bad it's supposed to smell like nothing
and it ALWAYS smells to me
sometimes when we simultype the same words i smile in a way that wrinkles my nose
i feel like i think of 8 million things i want to talk to you about between our conversations
but when you're here
him: we talk about milk and tea?
i was going to say they just don't seem important
compared to whatever you have to tell me
even if it's a question about tea?
I know it's over, but I keep bits like this in my pocket because they are good and lovely and that doesn't change just because he's gone.
In Love Made Visible—May Swenson In love are we made visible As in a magic bath are unpeeled to the sharp pit so long concealed With love’s alertness we recognize the soundless whimper of the soul behind the eyes A shaft opens and the timid thing at last leaps to surface with full-spread wing The fingertips of love discover more than the body’s smoothness They uncover a hidden...
"the thousand points of light are in my pussy"
“I was secretly infatuated with a man for a few days this week, and it was just awful, like bad drugs … I fantasized for a while about having this tender romantic sex with him. Then I called a woman who went out with him a few years ago and discovered the two most damaging things I can know about a man: one, he voted for both Bush and Reagan, and two, he was very very reluctant to...
Loving you has made me so scandalously beautiful. …– from “Me in Paradise” by Brenda Shaughnessy
it’s impossible for me to NOT be turned on by this.
from “The City in Which I Love You” by Li-Young Lee … And your otherness is perfect as my death your otherness exhausts me, like looking suddenly up from here to impossible stars fading. everything is punished by your absence. Is prayer, then, the proper attitude for the mind that longs to be freely blown, but which gets snagged on the barb called world, that tooth-ache, the...