• Emily Claire commented on the post, lodge 7 years, 4 months ago

    At the top of the hill, surrounded by the tall pines and steep dirt paths, stood the lodge. The ice cream they sold there made being away from home slightly more bearable, but it was never what I really needed.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, stable 7 years, 9 months ago

    She’s anything but. And God, how it shows. She’s crying on the floor, she’s slashing at her thighs. She’s laughing, she’s smiling, maybe she’s better– nope, back to the floor.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, skyline 7 years, 9 months ago

    Framed by mountains, hills, and the sandstone plateaus of my state, my view has always been one of immense natural beauty. I can gaze for hours and only see the good Earth.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, study 7 years, 10 months ago

    I should be studying now, but I;m not. I’m wide awake and all I can do is think of you. I wish you were here. I want you to be here, because the only thing I want to study is your body.

  • My mother is a violinist. She plays every day, the bow stroking each delicate string. She loves her violin. She loves it more than she loves me. Her disease has eaten away at her until she can barely remember who I am, she can’t be left alone. But she plays violin every day.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, half 7 years, 11 months ago

    How I limit myself on everything. “Only eat half of that.” I never eat the other half, and it’s starting to show.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, brick 8 years, 1 month ago

    She picked it up and felt the weight of it. It was good, sturdy, and never shifting. She lifted it higher. She threw it through the glass window. No more beauty in this neighborhood.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, ill 8 years, 2 months ago

    Hospitals, doctors, so many surgeries I can’t even count them anymore. And still, I’m not any better, and I doubt I ever will be. All I want is to be free and happy and for the love of God, healthy again.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, ticket 8 years, 2 months ago

    He said “Do you know how fast you were going?” “No, Officer.” Yes, I did. “Oh, well I missed what the gun said…so…” and he walked away.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, violent 8 years, 2 months ago

    He was violent. Up until the day he left, he was mean, and hurtful, and he would hit you as soon as look at you. Since he left, my life was peaceful. So I looked for violence in other places. And I found it.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, sticks 8 years, 2 months ago

    Oh my God, oh my God, sticks and stones. I’m propped up on sticks, there’s sticks of metal through my hands, a crown of sticks on my head. Sticks and stones. Sticks and stones breaking my bones.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, given 8 years, 2 months ago

    The only thing I ever received from you, was half my genes.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, crush 8 years, 2 months ago

    The feeling was worth being with you, even if I couldn’t say anything. The way my heart leapt to my lips when you were near. Oh my God, your hair, your hips, your eyes. I would spend hours and hours obsessing over the way the curve of your shoulder met your neck. I was lovestruck.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, failed 8 years, 3 months ago

    When you said “Your highs aren’t worth your lows.” That’s when I knew how badly I had fucked up.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, history 8 years, 3 months ago

    We haven’t really learned anything at all from it, have we?

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, cells 8 years, 3 months ago

    when I looked under the microscope in class, and saw my own blood sample, it was red, robust, full of life. Yours was speckled with black and green. Dieing. Dead. Ill.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, wonder 8 years, 3 months ago

    There was such glory that morning as you ran outside, the sun pressing against your collarbone and the bridge of your nose. I was amazed at your grace when you jumped up and over the sprinkler head, considering the disease that weighed your body down.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, smile 8 years, 3 months ago

    You have a gap between your front teeth, and when you smile, you get dimples on your cheeks. It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, but when I tell you that, you deny it and you tell me I must be blind. But even a blind man could see how beautiful you are.

  • Emily Claire commented on the post, station 8 years, 3 months ago

    Where was the closest station? I don’t know, but a crime was committed, and I had nowhere to go but home. Still smelling like cigs and my friends and spray paint. And there wasn’t a police station in sight.

  • And there, clutched so tightly to the womans’ chest, was where she felt the safest in years. With whispers of “Hush, it’ll be okay.” resonating in her ear, the girl began to dream of of a world where everything was okay.