we dance on the edge
of a knife, every morning laden
with astriferous dreams, backs bowed
with the hopes we carry in perpetuum
not knowing what other motes to breathe.
this is us, we are
the incarnation of black against white,
stark contrasts that breathe and bleed
for their otherness.
do as if i took to the sea
and set my sails for far-off harbors.
i am not odysseus, no wife and child
wait for me, i am unfettered, i am
unloved, except for a boy who misconstrues
the the very shape of my breastbone.
do not follow me. do not follow me.
do not follow me. you wouldn’t
i am telling you not to love me,
the thought of me, the paper girl
painted in gaudy colors.
i cut my losses, i would cut
the cords of my heart if i thought
some anchor held me
to uncertain waters.
i am no citizen of empty dreams,
zanarkand fades at the first touch of light,
and i will not inhabit a glorious lie
even if affection should lie on the line.
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Fox has set a release date for Paper Towns, its adaptation of the 2008 novel by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green. The film reunites Fault'…
I know I’ve been Tumbling too hard tonight, but JOHN GREEN’S PAPER TOWNS WILL BE A MOVIE THAT WE CAN SEE WITH OUR OWN EYES IN LESS THAN A YEAR.
That is WHAT.