• Alex commented on the post, coarse 4 years, 6 months ago

    Fighting against apathy is like scraping coarse fabric against soft skin. It tears and leaves a rash that irritates. I struggle so much with focus that it makes me want to scream. I am sitting in a public library right now, at one of those study tables, and the girl across from me has her nose in a text book and is muttering almost inaudibly to…[Read more]

  • Alex commented on the post, translucent 4 years, 7 months ago

    Wow this word is pretty. I really have no idea what it means, but I really like it.

  • Alex commented on the post, illogical 4 years, 7 months ago

    It is perfectly illogical to think you can turn into any kind of animal you want. The same way it is absurd to think that you can just up and quit your job to travel across the country in a van, living off the land and taking pictures and living like a perfect little boho.

    Illogical, yet…SO beautiful.

    (Most illogical things are.)

  • Alex commented on the post, disfigured 4 years, 7 months ago

    After all the choices he’d made, his heart was slightly more disfigured, but just slightly mind you. If you were to hold up the two hearts, the original and the way it looked now you would notice…but if you were to look at the latest version of his heart, you would barely be able to tell it had changed.

    Just slightly blacker, peakier here…[Read more]

  • Alex commented on the post, vocal 4 years, 7 months ago

    I am tryiiiiiing to be vocal to myself about the important things I need to DO:
    Be responsible.
    Work hard.
    Hold on to your dreams, but don’t become so consumed by the things you hope to do and recieve that you become distracted and even negligent of your work.
    After all, your work and your income are what will TRANSPORT you in the direction of…[Read more]

  • Alex commented on the post, oven 4 years, 7 months ago

    There’s a secret door behind the oven. Believe it or not, you have to climb inside, scary as it may be—just pretend you’re going to Narnia if it makes you feel better. You will come out on the other side any where you wish to be. Magic!

  • Alex commented on the post, patch 4 years, 7 months ago

    If only there were a patch on my hole in the middle of my chest.

  • Alex commented on the post, rafters 4 years, 7 months ago

    Oh those rafters, how they float and fill and ring—How the particles in the air dance around them, flirtatiously, daringly. How dangerously high and old and damp and sometimes clotted with dust, until the owls come in the night, their landing perches erupting clouds.

  • Alex commented on the post, cake 4 years, 8 months ago

    Oh man, I can eat it for breakfast. I like it cold. I like it all over his face, because it improves his smiles.

    Crucial: the frosting is the BEST part, but only if it’s not whipped cream. Only the real sugary kind.

  • Alex commented on the post, bonfire 4 years, 8 months ago

    I am on lake Michigan with my family, each and every summer. I am in LA. I am in Florida. Always it is night.

  • Alex commented on the post, desolation 4 years, 8 months ago

    Once a person has seen the desolation inside their own mind…

  • Alex commented on the post, sultry 4 years, 8 months ago

    The the voice I pine for.

    The sweaty room I’m confined to in the summer.

    “The night was sultry,” reads the famous first line.

  • Alex commented on the post, educated 4 years, 9 months ago

    She wanted to sound educated, and act like she could contribute to what was going on around her, but it wasn’t that simple. The deep-rooted desires in her mind had nothing to do with outreach, or any kind of intellectual contribution…instead they had everything to do with selfish, unproductive activities. She wanted to have money and not work…[Read more]

  • Alex commented on the post, coil 4 years, 9 months ago

    A lie curls, climbs, constricts, kills. It coils around, then unravels every time.

  • Alex commented on the post, latitude 4 years, 9 months ago

    You can quit whenever you want. There is no such thing as indentured servitude in the United States. However the latitude of your character will be halted.

  • Alex commented on the post, mountainous 4 years, 9 months ago

    The places I visit in my dreams are purple and green. They are rainy, and mountainous. There is always water somewhere, a stream, or a rocky coastal beach.

  • Alex commented on the post, departure 4 years, 9 months ago

    And so it is that I sit on this roof and suck on this popsicle. It is a final departure from the tall grass of my youth, where once the world and sky were so high and far above my head. At last I can lift my head above the grass. At last I can breathe the air from a higher place.

  • Alex commented on the post, reverence 4 years, 9 months ago

    Reverence is the epitome of my parents trying to teach me as a child. They said, “Tell us exactly what you need to be so silly for?” “Why are you being so loud right now?” “La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la do dee do doo da.”

  • Alex commented on the post, airport 4 years, 9 months ago

    OH the faces of an airport. On the walls, walking, in the sculptures, on screens and posters.

  • Alex commented on the post, reminded 4 years, 9 months ago

    Whenever I see a sprinkler I am reminded of a younger life, when we had water in guns, and lunchtime consisted of sandwiches and sliced apples in the yard. We would spray each other with the hose. Pieces of wet grass would stick to our bare feet. Oh the joy of wet feet.