“The day I lost you my tongue felt like copper.
Salty and rusty and so so heavy it almost forced me to the ground.
The day I lost you my lungs were ready to give out.
I had forgotten how walking the same earth as you kept me alive.
The day I lost you I found myself.
It was so hard, to remember who I was aside from the person who loved you.
I’m still not sure, darling, but I’ll keep on searching.
One breath at a time.”
What do you want from me?“ he asks.
What I want from every person in my life,
I want to tell him.
This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be.
But then it passed, as all things do.
Halfway kindness is worse than none.
“When I say I’m yours I don’t mean I belong to you like a property.
That’s too easy, darling. Too plain for this love that we’ve crafted.
When I say I’m yours I mean my soul chose yours to make a home with.
It means my every heartbeat pounds to the rhythm of your smile, and my every breath aches to fan over your skin.
It means your name is etched on my eyelids so I can take you with me when dreams come to carry me away.
It means I’ll stay even when everything else is fading away.”
It’s better to write something, anything than to starve the monster. The monster must feed. And it will feed on your soul if not your words. Its appetite is insatiable. Write to save yourself from the monster.
ɪnˈseɪʃəb(ə)l | adjective
(of an appetite or desire) impossible to satisfy.
(of a person) having an insatiable appetite or desire for something, especially sex.
In a sentence:
- ‘You’re insatiable!
- She has an insatiable hunger for knowledge.
- I love reading: I have an insatiable appetite for vicarious experience.
- Most children have an insatiable desire for knowledge.
- Like so many politicians, he had an insatiable appetite/desire/hunger for power.
- She has an insatiable curiosity about life.
- There seems to be an insatiable demand for more powerful computers.
We carry the same wound
But have different cures.
But opposite remedies.