• Jo commented on the post, muddy 4 months, 1 week ago

    muddy through the field. the loose end of the dress gets caught, dragging in the dead flowers. the rain is long gone, but the smell of wetness permeates the air. looking up, the sky leaden, she wonders when the sun will be back.

  • Jo commented on the post, everlasting 2 years, 6 months ago

    everlasting doesn’t come easy. not even the thought of it – inconceivable. if you knew anything about me you’d understand why that is.

    but you don’t, and you won’t.

  • Jo commented on the post, proof 2 years, 6 months ago

    i needed proof you were not going to play with me right from the get-go. yet how could i possibly ask for it; reasonably so. how unlike me that would’ve been – so i just didn’t.

  • Jo commented on the post, cold 5 years, 2 months ago

    how is easy it is. just stand out, in the cold, drop the coat, feel it. stop feeling it because, you know, it’s cold. it’s freezing. hope you freeze to freeze it in time. to stop everything from going. just stay…

  • Jo commented on the post, broadcast 6 years, 5 months ago

    the live broadcast shouted it. out loud, the bombs were coming. and having only my camera as my weapon, i embraced it and faced the front-line, in a cloud of dust and fear and excitement.

  • Jo commented on the post, cook 6 years, 5 months ago

    i’d cook for you every morning, between all sorts of laughable matters: bills to pay, things to take care of. i’d get my skin burnt like my mom does, joking about the present, worrying about the future, but still having to take care that things don’t get burnt.

  • Jo commented on the post, covered 6 years, 8 months ago

    i was covered head to toes, under the blankets, sheets and pillows. giggling like crazy when i found you with my cold feet and you would jump up and start chasing me wish your fingers running down my back.

  • Jo commented on the post, carbon 6 years, 9 months ago

    it has been a long time. we used to climb up the mountain: school trips, day trips with my family, visits to friends. we would walk down the path and there it was: the shag were just a couple of people, every […]

  • Jo commented on the post, marble 7 years, 6 months ago

    remember the crooked marble in my first house, where i had dropped a glassball? it was exactly where we could see the colors of the rainbow created by the glass table on sunday mornings.

  • Jo commented on the post, rules 7 years, 6 months ago

    the rules of life never counted for me. when you’re the outside, very few things matter.
    it’s just you,
    your gut feelings,
    your longings,
    and your will to go and get what you know you deserve.

  • Jo commented on the post, shuffle 7 years, 6 months ago

    the shuffle playlist on my ipod is sweet, knows my taste. it’s subtle, sexy, mellow. it decides to combine the best of the best right in the moment when, crossing the gate doors at the airport, i see you.
    i see you.

  • Jo commented on the post, husband 7 years, 6 months ago

    i hate it when i think that my future is still in between two continents, two worlds even. i wonder who’s going to marry me, knowing that i’ve been an expatriate half of my life, that i consider myself a white south-east asian, that i’m a citizen of the world. i hope he will put […]

  • Jo commented on the post, warned 7 years, 7 months ago

    i warned you, you should have known better.
    there might as well be no limits to your fate, but maybe there are limits to your daily happiness.

  • Jo commented on the post, morality 7 years, 7 months ago

    i’m feeling as if changing my mind meant changing my morality. does wanting to be happy at any cost make me a hypocrite? does wanting to have even more than what i do have make me insensitive to the problem’s that other people undergo every day around the world? and even if the answer is […]

  • Jo commented on the post, sponge 7 years, 8 months ago

    i absorb concepts the way sponges absorb water. i retain them forever, never dry of knowledge. they call me a walking encyclopedia, i just tell them this is the way everybody should live by.

  • Jo commented on the post, silk 7 years, 9 months ago

    your hair just felt like silk in between my fingertips.
    running my hands back and forth, i wondered how it would be if i wasn’t leaving.
    if everything stayed like this forever.
    if we could be together.
    if i’d make a breach in your heart.

  • Jo commented on the post, deer 7 years, 9 months ago

    a deer was standing by the highway.
    “it happens all the time here in scandinavia”.
    it could’ve happened all the time there, but i wasn’t used to it.
    it made my blood freeze and my hands turned colder.

  • Jo commented on the post, elastic 7 years, 9 months ago

    life stretches all the way, until the horizon, until the back of your mind.
    it covers up all those little pieces you think you left behind,
    but the unconscious is far more elastic than what you’d think.
    it would surprise you to know how little you understand about yourself.

  • Jo commented on the post, bulb 7 years, 9 months ago

    the light bulb exploded. it just did, out of nowhere. the glass fragments hit the walls, hit me, lit up the place for a second, as if they had caught on fire, as if electricity could stick onto them for one last lightning show.

  • Jo commented on the post, root 7 years, 9 months ago

    i’m growing my roots while being hours away from this place.
    i’m growing roots out of longing, missing, loving, forgetting.