la moitié de moi est absente


When my sister Olivia had the first miscarriage,

she wanted to file a missing person’s report. But the police chief

said there had to be probable cause, and there wasn’t.

I used to lay my hand against the warm skin of her stomach,

the tiny heartbeat no bigger than a sanguinella blood orange,

and I could feel its miniature limbs, kicking.

a priest walks into a bar


A mathematician calculates his loneliness but comes to the conclusion

that it is too big for even him to handle. Some nights my sister

stands at the kitchen counter, hand over her belly, wedding ring

digging into the soft skin. She looks like a mermaid beached on land

as she rests there, dark…

I would love to say
that you
make me
weak in the knees
to be quite upfront
and completely
make my body
it has knees
at all.
Derrick Brown, Love Language (via weatherbeatensoul)

(Fonte: restbeyondtheriver, via writingsforwinter)


FIAC 2012, Paris



i love the Women Against Feminism that are like “I dont need feminism because i can admit i need my husband to open a jar for me and thats ok!” cause listen 1. get a towel 2. get the towel damp 3. put it on the lid and twist. BAM now men are completely useless. you, too, can open a jar. time to get a divorce


(via frogsandcrowns)

Ushiku Daibutsu is a statue located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Completed in 1993, it stands a total of 120 metres (390 ft) tall, including the 10 m (33 ft) base and 10m lotus platform.

~ Etiquette at College, by Nellie Ballou, 1925
I’ve stopped being sorry for all my soft. I won’t apologize because I miss you, or because I said it, or because I text you first, or again. I think everyone spends too much time trying to close themselves off. I don’t want to be cool or indifferent, I want to be honest.
Azra T. (via seabois)

(via seabois)

the first man i loved, who also happened to have depression

writingsforwinter :

Eu primeiro tomou conhecimento de sua existência quando ele me entregou um guardanapo

com a frase Normalmente eu gosto de ficar sozinha,

mas eu prefiro ficar sozinho com você. Ele estava sempre deixando no meio

da noite sem explicar o porquê, e voltava para casa

em uma hora de suor depois, depois de correr até a sua …