"Poets are interested primarily in death and commas."
"It is always good to follow our feelings and know what we want in life, so we do not adopt an expectant attitude, but take actions directly when something comes up in our minds."
"You bet I’m alone but you’re not one to talk because this one’s for the keeps."
"Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel."
"and in the moment I felt every rib break and felt my goddamn heart shatter when you thought being dead would be better than facing your fears."
"You are gone & I have to remember
that you will never get to see me wearing
nothing but a peach sunrise & I will never
know what your lips taste like, never drag
my tongue like a pen outlining the V
of your pelvis & you will forget what
my voice sounds like, forget what you felt,
forget the fear, the pain, become brand new
with all your emptiness. I will not know
how you spend your days & you will check up
on me passively, hidden in shadows, the small
scent of regret still lingering on your clothes
& I will live loudly, at a volume I know you can hear,
so as to never lose touch completely & we will
move on, acting as if nothing ever happened,
& wondering why we never feel whole."