I don’t always see the inspiration, but I do see the beauty.
What falls from your lips should only be that of life.


when you fall
it’s the thick red curtain
the certainty of a guillotine
sky beginning to rain
the sky of knives
you always called for.


Laurie Simmons, from “Tourism.”

I don’t know why I find this so enticing.

(by  karen jules)

I want to see the world. I will see the world. 

Ordinary FruitAt the same timeas I thought about you,sunlight cracked the duston a brittle Christmas wreathand Billie Holidaycame on the jukebox.I watched  the words fromStrange Fruit drift through thebar—until they reached a manwith a teardrop tattoo,sittingalone in a booth,and he began to cry,Then a womanwrapped in cigarette smoke and perfumewalked in.And, just like that,I forgotabout you again.

I normally like to keep a certain color depth on my profile, but this poem is just too much to resist. 
"The axe forgets; the tree remembers."
African proverb  (via thatkindofwoman)
ALEPPO, SYRIA - MARCH 20, 2014: Rana, 20 years old, student: Om Faraj, 30 years old housewife, no children: Om Ahmad, 72 years old, housewife with 3 children:
"If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart…"
Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)


A perfect view if I had ever seen one. 
My ex told me this was my motto.