Pound of Flesh (a poem)


Pound of Flesh

Maybe it’s the imagination talking
but I’m wary of love now
like I can feel it watching
how I hold a book
while I eat my toast
as I shower and dress
then do the dishes
it’s waiting to sneak up
and do that thing to my neck
just under my hair
that will lull me into
a false sense of security
right before the bite
right before the bare teeth.

- thissometimepoet

"I long for you
the way an empty home
longs for company,
I fill myself with dust
and pray for ghosts to leave
their fingerprints behind."
 Pavana पवन (via maza-dohta)

The autumn nightis long only in name —We’ve done no morethan gaze at each otherand it’s already dawn.- Ono no Komachi



The autumn night
is long only in name —
We’ve done no more
than gaze at each other
and it’s already dawn.
- Ono no Komachi

at least the sky
doesn’t take my love
for granted

"The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare."
Jack Henry Abbott (via kushandwizdom)
"If you can see a future without me and that doesn’t break your heart then we’re not doing what I thought we were doing here."
That 70’s Show (via temperare-te)
"I haven’t let go, I’ve just accepted it.
Will I ever let go? I don’t know.
Do I want to let go? No."
7/21/14-11:15pm (via oye-hero)
"You should not
have to rip yourself
into pieces to keep
others whole."
i am seeing less and less of you, Emma Bleker (via stolenwine)

You toss me strikes of lightning

and yet you can’t even handle my wave,

I chuckle.

So who’s sensitive now?

Your avoidance of emotion isn’t foolin’ a soul.

"It’s like drowning but you just won’t fucking die."
Urban Dictionary definition of unrequited love   (via intensional)
"I want you to feel something when you hear my name"