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So far you are still gone. So far I am still b…

So far you are still gone. So far I am still beautiful.

Now, you can be the devil I dance away or you …

Now, you can be the devil I dance away or you can dance your devils away with me. Hating me will not absolve you of your own shameful sins against the body and I will not carry them on my back either.

There will, one day, be another war, and anoth…

There will, one day, be another war, and another, and the theory of everything comes down to grass and is simply grass, which grows long and green and endlessly. There are one hundred ways to destroy it, and there one hundred more ways it will find its way back out of the dirt.

Sometimes family & close friends will betr…

Sometimes family & close friends will betray God & then the earth can’t remember the last time it ate.

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From Olivia Gatwood’s book, NEW AMERICAN BEST FRIEND.

A lie this big could move these mountains, but…

A lie this big could move these mountains, but the truth could obliterate them.

I know you are threatened because I am a thund…

I know you are threatened because I am a thunderstorm of a woman with so much to say.

We’re supposed to take things slow, and we wil…

We’re supposed to take things slow, and we will. We’ll talk slow, we’ll eat slow, reveal everything we’ve kept hidden, just like that, slow.

From Rudy Francisco’s book, HELIUM.

From Rudy Francisco’s book, HELIUM.

My mother speaks to me in Japanese. Most days …

My mother speaks to me in Japanese. Most days I do not have the strength to ask her to translate the big words ‘We burned that house down mother don’t you remember?’