We are all in the gutter

I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.
- Calamity Jane

I’ve memorized the way the back of your head looks.
That the width between your shoulders is six of my hands.
I have burned into my mind the way that your torso alined into a 36 inch waist, and how your right hip almost pops when you walk.
You never walked right beside me, except for that one time when you made a joke of it, always half a step in front of me and always on the side of the traffic.
You said your mother taught you this,
I wish she taught you to walk slower.. I always felt like I had to run to catch up to you.
When it ended I said I would forget you,
it was a threat I made, I wanted you to feel it in every place I ever touched.
I wanted to burn you right down to bone and heart ache.
You said that you hoped I did - “There is no good in remembering something that God hasn’t prescribed for you”
And your words ate through my skin,
until I was only bone and heartache left standing,
and I never forgot you,
a punishment from God.
- Key Ballah (via keywrites)

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I missed your skin while you were East.
You clicked your heels and wished for me.

I’m one of those people that you have to keep your eye on or I’ll wander off into the woods and forget to come back.
- Jack White

My only regret
is looking into your
haunted eyes
and assuming something else
was causing the pain -
something other than
your own twisted soul.
You’ve always been
nothing but a victim
of yourself.

There was a time when mapmakers named the places they travelled through with the names of lovers rather than their own.
- Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via oust)

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I used to wonder what it would look like if all my footsteps were painted red: all the steps I’d ever taken in all the places I’d ever been.
- Kristen Hubbard, Like Mandarin

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She’s whiskey in a teacup.
- Lauren James

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