here is what you must remember
about treating someone like a first-aid kit:
if you take like they’re a box full
they will become a box empty,
and one man’s medicine
is another man’s poison
and you don’t have to swallow anything.
i used to treat my entire body like a wound
bandages hurt your skin upon removal
boys come off in the shower
here is what you must remember:
what can a wound give to a bandage
but blood and bacteria?
what can a moth give to a cocoon?
Anonymous said: Describe the color red without using the word red.
1. Murder on the sidewalk. My mother’s favorite cherry candy. The sun at ten p.m. on a summer night. Warning, danger. Warning, I love you. Warning, heart like the bloodiest thing you’ve ever seen. Roses. Cranberries. Fire on a beach, fueled with booze and brandy. Fire in an apartment building, fueled with booze and brandy. Fire in your throat. Fire behind your teeth.
2. Her mouth when she kisses you
and it tastes like someone else.
It used to be when my boyfriend had a bad day, I would be worried he was mad at me (which of course he wasn’t) or that I’d done something wrong (which of course I hadn’t) and I’d get all worked up and nervous (because I love him very much).
Now, I just send him a picture of my butt.