spikes&soft places

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. …

Ohio on Fire

Forget what they say the year started in March when a girl offered you a cigarette leaning against her blue beater. The match was lit. Still you stayed. Did you know fingers can smell of cigarettes? Fingers that point and pluck and love perfumed with a past no memory of you. You're not sure how …

But Wasn’t That Love?

“He said, ‘I love you.’ She shook her head. ‘You can see me, that’s all.’ But wasn’t that love? Seeing what no one else could?”                             –Bone Gap, Laura Ruby “I’m so scared of dying without ever being really seen. Can you …

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