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"You’re scared of the way I make you feel because you don’t want to feel anything."

- Maya Banks, Sweet Temptation  (via perfect)

(via imwideawakeitsmornin)

What she said.

You are the worst event
to ever
happen to me
and I want
to love you
with all that’s under my skin

(via ericshaw)

"I am sorry for filling you with beer and bad thoughts and then asking you why you shook. I am sorry for pinching you, for hitting you, for bruising the thin-skinned parts of you. I am sorry for the names I called you when we were fighting. You are not ugly. You are not useless. You would not be better off gone. I’m sorry for almost throwing you out into the street because my sadness was too much for me. I’m sorry for carving my fingernails into your thigh and then resenting the way people asked, “How’d that happen?” I’m sorry for plucking you and knicking your calves with drugstore razors. I’m sorry I let some people see you in the moonlight. They didn’t deserve to know the color of your hips like I do. I’m sorry for leaving you convulsing over a toilet bowl over some boy. I’m sorry I did not thank you for simply trying to take me where I wanted to go. I’m sorry I screamed at you to shrink, shrink, shrink when all you could do was grow. I’m sorry that this apology is ten years too late. I’m sorry that it will probably come again. I’m sorry that I do not treat anybody else as poorly as I have treated you. I’m sorry that I am constantly learning how to love you, when you have never once doubted how you feel about me. I’m sorry."

- An Apology to My Body | Lora Mathis  (via grillfriend)

(via skin-n-bones)

"I am an exquisite mess."

- (via oh-turbulentheart)

(via creatingaquietmind)


it’s 4 am and I
am wide awake,
my heart aching
with the hum of
the whole universe;

I hope you never
know the saltwater
sweetness of loving
someone in such
a crooked way.

"Amazing how the heart clutches at anything familiar, whimpering, Mine! Mine!"

- The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood (via fyeahliteraryquotes)

(via teachingliteracy)

"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."

- Max Ehrmann, Desiderata (via misswallflower)