Some days you will feel dirty.
Some days you’ll remember how hard it is to breathe in public, like your heart beat is climbing to the attic of your throat only to suicide itself out on the pavement.
But know this: the person who did this to you is broken, not you.
The person who did this to you is out there, somewhere choking on the glass of his chest, it is a windsheild, and his heart is a baseball bat saying, “Wreck this, wreck this.”


Your body is not a hand-me-down.
There is nothing that sits inside you holding your worth,
no locket that can be seen or touched, sucked from your stomach and left on the concrete.

And I know sometimes it’s hard to feel perfect
when you can’t tell an adam’s apple from a fist
because some ashtray of a man forced you to play his Eden.

But I will not
watch you

Sierra DeMulder (via flymefriendly)
Love is not who you were expecting.
Love is not what you can predict.
Maybe love is New York City, already asleep.
You are in California, wide awake.
Maybe love is always in the wrong time zone.
Maybe love is not ready for you.
Maybe you are not ready for love.

Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, “When Love Arrives” (via cristina801)
Once I found a butterfly’s wing on the sidewalk. I wanted to keep it but I didn’t. I knew there were things I should never find beautiful. Like death. And girls.
Andrea Gibson (via ohandreagibson)