" If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself. "
" I’m sorry I gave you everything I had without making sure you wanted it. "
" Smooth out your skirt and do not look at him. "


Daughter, sometimes love will try to rip your throat out.

It will sink its eyeteeth into you and search for the softest flesh,

the bruised and bloody parts of you that only just finished healing.

There are men that will make you long for the moon

and the cool skin of summer, dew on your skin

and being pushed up against the fridge as all the blackbirds