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YOU ARE NOT A CIRCUS

"heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street"


Tue, 22nd of July
❝ I’ve said it before but I’ll say it
again, for the sake of this poem.
I am not the kind of person that
things happen to.
I am not the kind of person that
things happen to, so I make it up.
I draw the dragon and then I
jump on its back.

I take a feeling and I say
‘Do something! Become something!
Help me or go away!’

There’s usually a boy. Sometimes
not. Either way, there’s someone
and they’ve hurt me.
There’s someone and they don’t
love me back,
because that’s what I want. That’s
my poetry.

I’m sorry, you know? I don’t know
what to do with the ones who have
already been here, so I pretend.
I play dolls. I change their names
and their clothes and their stories.

Call me what you want. I know
what the truth is. I know what to
put in between the lines to make it
sting like a real thing.
I know how to make myself better.

Still, I wish I could touch my
own heart instead of writing about
what it must feel like.
I wish I could do anything without
faking it.
What’s left to be honest about,
if not this? What’s left?

When things don’t happen,
I kick up the dirt, I blow on the
dust, I shake the snow globe.
So what if dragons aren’t real?
I bet you wish they were.

—   Caitlyn Siehl, Drawing the Dragon   —
poetry   repost   with 573 notes
Tue, 22nd of July

5000letters:

GUYS. I’M GOING TO NEW YORK IN AUGUST. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS? I AM FINALLY GOING TO MEET CAITLYN.

I AM STILL SCREAMING IDK IF I’LL SURVIVE THIS

azra baby   azra   with 67 notes
Tue, 22nd of July
Anonymous asked: in regards to you last answer about reblogging whatever you like, how do you find new quotes? do you track tags or wait for them to show up on your dash?

Well, I tell anyone who wants me to check out their stuff to tag me in it! And a lot of the times, I just see stuff that others have reblogged on my dash that knocks my socks off. That’s how I found teamcaptains.tumblr.com, who is like one of my favorite writers on tumblr right now!

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Tue, 22nd of July
❝ Let’s be the same wound if we must bleed.
Let’s fight side by side, even if the enemy
is ourselves: I am yours, you are mine. ❞
—   Tommy Olofsson, Sweden. (via queencersei)   —
oh my   quote   with 1,239 notes
Tue, 22nd of July

redlipsmwauh:

Shoutout to the girls gettin chub rub but walking like your life isn’t falling apart because your inner thighs are on fire

HAHAHAHA YESSS   with 9,550 notes
Tue, 22nd of July
❝ To realize that all your life—you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memory, all your pain—it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream. A dream that you had inside a locked room. A dream about being a person…And like a lot of dreams, there’s a monster at the end of it. ❞
—   True Detective  (via hibernas)   —
Tue, 22nd of July
❝ I don’t know what I am, but it claws and clutches at me as if I am worth reaching. ❞
—   Richard Krause, from Epigrams (via adderalldust)   —
YES SAME   quote   things to remember   with 1,721 notes
Tue, 22nd of July
❝ But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in. ❞
—   Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (via adderalldust)   —
ugh stfudha   quote   with 1,953 notes
Tue, 22nd of July
❝ You like him because he’s a lost boy. Believe me, I’ve seen it happen before. But do you know what happens to girls who love lost boys? They become lost themselves. Without fail. ❞
—   David Levithan, Every Day (via rlyrlyugly)   —
shhhhh   quote   with 22,879 notes
Tue, 22nd of July
❝ You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all. ❞
—   Maya Angelou (via peelsofpoetry)   —