Posted 1 day ago

Ace of Hearts

The Valentine’s Day cards
smile sweetly at me,
lined up neatly
on the bookstore shelf.

Buy me, they say.
Give me away.

But I have
no one. 

Posted 1 week ago

My family has moved about once every year that I’ve been alive. Those weren’t my fault — but I have learned a few things:

- Don’t make friends with kid geniuses, especially those who are building robots for science projects
- Don’t make friends with witches, especially if they’re making spells and want you to catch a toad
- Don’t make friends with detectives, especially if they’re investigating haunted houses
- Don’t make friends with loners, especially if they’re pulling pranks at school and want your help
- People think a kid who reads books is lonely. Are you lonely? Then read this on your phone — it’ll be less obvious.

 

Posted 3 weeks ago
isawrivers:

Sometimes, when you’re typing up emails you’re never going to send to people you’re never going to see and writing things you’re never going to say in person, you make mistakes.
Smaller mistakes than the ones you’ve already made, but mistakes nonetheless.

isawrivers:

Sometimes, when you’re typing up emails you’re never going to send to people you’re never going to see and writing things you’re never going to say in person, you make mistakes.

Smaller mistakes than the ones you’ve already made, but mistakes nonetheless.

Posted 3 weeks ago

isawrivers:

Saw you hanging in the corner
Shutting all the world away
You think you’re afraid of getting hurt
I’ve seen this a thousand times before
Yet I just don’t know what to say

Hey, I’m here
Are you sure you’re fine?
I can stand by you if you like

The party ends and you have my number
One thing leads to another
I can see in your eyes that
You’ve decided
You’re going to let me in

Me, I’m wondering
If it’s possible to fall in love
With a broken bird

Please don’t get your hopes up, Cinderella
I’m no Prince Charming
I’ll steal the stars for you
But I can’t fix your world

Yeah, I’ll love you
But I’m not falling in love

Here are your glass heels
Here’s my hand
I’ll help you rise
I’ll help you stand

Heads up, Cinderella
You’re going to be grand

Posted 3 weeks ago

isawrivers:

find someone extraordinary
find someone painfully normal
find someone who thirsts for adventure
find someone who’s run away

find someone to hold close to your heart
and there you’ll find yourself

Posted 1 month ago

13. Two Roads
this girl was born special.

she sees things that nobody else does
and has the ability to save the world.
but she’s frail,
and afraid,
and the whole world is against her.

cue her guardian angel.

this girl made herself special
and she happens to drop by
right when the first girl thinks everything is lost.

they work well together. 

and then they both die and everything was completely pointless.

(no wait what)

Posted 1 month ago

he is dead and gone.
let him be forgotten —
let his name be no more spoken,
let his final words be disregarded.

let him be as powerless in death
as he was while alive.
not a phantom haunting our sleep,
but a shadow,
chased away by the light.

Posted 1 month ago

The fastest kid at my school used to run laps
around the track field every morning.
(This was before he left, obviously.)

He’d stay,
hours after school ended,
just running laps. 

As everyone else went home, they’d all pause a moment
to watch him.

What was he running from?
What was he chasing?

Did he manage to catch it?

Did it catch him?

Posted 2 months ago

"i’m a nice person"

show, don’t tell

Posted 3 months ago

you, my friend,
are no Lewis Carrol.

you don’t have
his way
with words.

say what you mean.

and look me in the eyes
when I’m talking.