tardisity:

Concept art for The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
tardisity:

Concept art for The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

tardisity:

Concept art for The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

16

Anatomy of a Broken Tandem Bike

They say you remember touching
like it is a bicycle
That you abandon the training wheels
mold to the soft grind of pedals
until lips are a smooth sidewalk

No matter how many knees kiss asphalt,
the driveway’s mouth will taste of summer
I shake bits of year-old gravel from my teeth
My heart always forgets its helmet
comes home covered in scratches
My heart needs practice with training wheels
before balancing you on its handlebars

"The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander."

15

To The One Who Is On Their Way
after Ruth Kohtz

I hope you look nice in a cap
not a snapback or porkpie, just a cap
one that surprises your head when it leaves you
More shock value than accessory
like your hair is a new fact I am always relearning

I do not wear hats
my hair hangs itself around every shower drain
it will get caught in our bedsheets
the dog
your toothbrush
my hair is only surprising when you find it
in pockets of shirts I’ve never touched

spoiler alert: you will never see my middle school photos

On the drive,
Don’t forget to look out the window
this is the last road trip you’ll ever take without me-
enjoy picking the radio station.
I hope you like NPR pickup lines (you can be my Prairie Home Companion)
On second thought, take the bus
Your enthusiasm for public transportation is endearing
and there are no commercials or fund drives on an iPod

I don’t know when you’ll finally pull into my driveway,
my workplace,
my heart
I don’t know how any of this should work
but you’re almost here
spoiler alert: one day I’ll let you see my middle school photos
spoiler alert: there are so many adventures waiting for us

squirticuno:

4gifs:

Dog caught staring

Literally me when my crush looks at me

buttonpoetry:

Carrie Rudzinski - “In America” (WoWPS 2014)

"In America, we are taught to scream the word ‘FIRE’ if being assaulted, because no one will help us if we yell ‘RAPE.’ “

Performing at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Carrie placed 4th overall in the tournament.

"In America, my body belongs to the first person who demeaned it. In America, I am always on fire."

"You are beautiful only when you do beautiful things. Full lips aren’t as beautiful as a full laugh. Skinny Hips aren’t as beautiful as a quick wit. Think about treating others right, and they will flock to you in screaming droves."
Cecil Baldwin, Welcome to Night Vale (via khutuluns-bow)

14

The Genius Thinks About Leaving

I’ve started taking longer vacations
hoping he does not forget to write
I leave often enough that he barely knows me
his amnesiac mouth forgetting the stiff fingers that feed him
Without me, he peeks unsteady around corners
afraid he entered the wrong room
like he’s a kid lost in a Walmart
Like I’m his mother
or a fucking GPS

He must learn how to write unsupervised
to remember the warm whiteness of paper
without my hand guiding the pen

mydrunkkitchen:

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buzzfeedfood:

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mydrunkkitchen:

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mydrunkkitchen:

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mydrunkkitchen:

buzzfeed:

buzzfeedfood:

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mydrunkkitchen:

buzzfeed:

buzzfeedfood:

Toasts with the most: 21 awesome energy-boosting breakfast ideas. 

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BUT WHICH IS THE TOAST WITH THE MOST???
mydrunkkitchen:

buzzfeed:

buzzfeedfood:

Toasts with the most: 21 awesome energy-boosting breakfast ideas. 

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mydrunkkitchen:

buzzfeed:

buzzfeedfood:

Toasts with the most: 21 awesome energy-boosting breakfast ideas. 

Dang.

BUT WHICH IS THE TOAST WITH THE MOST???

mydrunkkitchen:

buzzfeed:

buzzfeedfood:

Toasts with the most: 21 awesome energy-boosting breakfast ideas

Dang.

BUT WHICH IS THE TOAST WITH THE MOST???

buttonpoetry:

Gage Wallace - “How We Have Learned To Love”

"This is how we have learned to love. Texting each other pictures of our bodies. When we share a bed, we only know how to touch ourselves."

No wonder this guy won the Valentine’s Day tournament.

13

There are three million people in the city proper,
ten million including the surrounding metropolitan areas.
It is easy to believe this when standing outside the Starbucks on Champs-Élysées
or Avenue Charles de Gaule.
Easy to believe that today,
the twenty million feet of Paris have decided to walk the same road.

What I do believe
on these streets of twenty million legs,
in this city of ten million pursed lips,
my feet are the only ones not walking.
my mouth, the only one that refuses to stop
twisting into smiles.
This city challenges me to ration my good mornings.
To parcel out courtesy
like unwilling food stamps.

"To be sixteen and in Paris," they told me,
“is the most magical anyone can be.”
so this month might be an illusion
what a trick it is
to stay awake longer than the city
to disappear on a crowded sidewalk
to dodge every strange hand
I came here to improve my language
but most days wake up forgetting how to speak.
My American accent is becoming thin.
My easy smile, thinner.