"“… i didn’t fall in love of course
it’s never up to you
but she was walking back and forth
and i was passing through”
― Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing"

"“Avoid the flourish. Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired. You look good when you’re tired. You look like you could go on forever. Now come into my arms. You are the image of my beauty .”
― Leonard Cohen"

"“I don’t remember
lighting this cigarette
and I don’t remember
if I’m here alone
or waiting for someone.”
― Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing"

"“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
― Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968"

"We say
it wasn’t meant to be
as a bandaid
to the fact
that you never tried
as hard as I did,
you never loved
as hard as I did."

Michelle K., It Wasn’t Meant to Be. (via michellekpoems)

"I have so much to see,
how could I waste
my god-given youth
waiting for you
to open your eyes?"

Michelle K., Seeing. (via michellekpoems)

"She will
exhaust herself
trying to control the wind.
Calm your storms,
little girl,
things will be
as they are meant to,
and no amount of
or pounds shed
can change that."

Michelle K., Controlling. (via michellekpoems)


Too for Toosdays

Too for Toosdays

"There is no
for happiness.
No amount of kisses,
farmer markets,
cups of tea,
or core-shaking laughs
will fix you.
You have to save yourself.
You have to
for that peace."

Michelle K., Recipe for Happiness. (via michellekpoems)


How do you survive?

You just do.
There is no other choice,
no other viable options.

You throw yourself into it,
head first
and make a mess along the way.
Gain a few too many scars,
break some things,
mend others.

you find yourself with
a couple of friends
and a few precious tools.

You just have to.
You will.


Michelle K., How Do You Recover? pt. 7 (via michellekpoems)



"Talk to me about sadness. I talk about it too much in my own head but I never mind others talking about it either; I occasionally feel like I tremendously need others to talk about it as well."

— Anne Sexton, Self-Portrait In Letters   (via beautyisanillusion)

(via beautyisanillusion)

"There are so many better things for you
than to see your feelings sold
as magic lanterns to somebody whose body
casts no light."

— Richard Brautigan  (via beautyisanillusion)

(via beautyisanillusion)

"but she did love him. I believe it. I know exactly how that is. to love somebody who doesn’t deserve it. because they are all you have. because any attention is better than no attention. for exactly the same reason, it is sometimes satisfying to cut yourself and bleed. on those gray days where eight in the morning looks no different from noon and nothing has happened and nothing is going to happen and you are washing a glass in the sink and it breaks - accidentally - and punctures your skin. and then there is this shocking red, the brightest thing in the day, so vibrant it buzzes, this blood of yours. that is okay sometimes because at least you know you’re alive."

— Augusten Burroughs, “running with scissors” (via bunnyjennyphotos)