girls you have to support your sisters even the
one who can’t support her own weight because
her legs are too busy trembling even the
one who dons her eyeliner like battle armor even
the one with a penis even the one with buzzed
hair and boxer briefs even the one who refuses to do her part
because the universe created us differently but
but we are all the same inside our souls and once we
are in harmony with one another we are
-when we are lit we cannot be contained.
your parted lips drip with venom and
the false confessions of love that were once etched into my skin
i won’t let you in
not anymore because
my body is my home
and you made me feel
like a guest.
-I am a force to be reckoned with.
when you tell me I fight like a
girl my chest swells with pride because
we carry lipstick in one pocket and
a dagger in the other we are dangerous and
we are wild.
-don’t you dare forget it
the only time I've really
felt alive was when
I gazed into your
-I've discovered that the universe is really big.
you asked me,
"do you know how I know I'm alive?"
I shake my head.
"I feel your heartbeats. And, I count them. As many as I can, because, in that moment, I feel alive and I never want it to end."
-i exist i exist i exist
there isn't a single thing
that I wouldn't want to
be a part of.
-let me in through the window
one day I wanna
wake up and
see the history
on our faces.
-signs of love and loss
you have flowers in
your veins and a
-bloom, my darling.
you cannot try
to deny me
the simplest pleasures
of being enough.
-how dare you
i may be fragile
but i am not
-my tears are poison
a woman’s body is
not your territory and
should definitely not have to
be her battleground.
-it is a flowerbed
body shaming is like
plucking a daisy from a garden
full of flowers and
getting angry because
it is not a rose.
-all nature is beautiful.
this pen is writing with
the sweat and tears and emotions
my body is too fragile
-my heart is heavy
before anyone else
can come along to
do it for you.
-you are worthy of the world.
true love can be found inside of a single
glance it's a forever glance it’s
universe eyes; it’s the infinite amount
of hidden stars you can find inside a pair of
pupils it’s love
-once you have it never let it go
black lives matter and
they won't stop mattering as long
as their hearts are intact as long
as their minds are alight with happiness with
sorrow with empathy.
-they matter because they're human.
my sadness isn’t beautiful it’s nights of screaming
into pillows it’s unwashed laundry it’s
dirty dishes left in the sink it’s breaking promises I knew I shouldn’t have made in the first place it’s lashing
out on the people who love me the most in this world it’s not showering for a week because I can’t stand to see the sight of my body naked
isn’t meant to be beautiful or practical it isn’t made to fit
your mold of what’s valid and what’s not it
isn’t relatable it isn’t courageous it is cowardice it
isn’t visible but
it is harboring under my skin it is festering like wounds left untreated inside my chest it is quiet
it is a force so powerful it leaves my lungs empty and my bones cold it drains me of my energy to care
it is not beautiful
and I am not strong because I have it I am strong because I
am learning how to break free from it I am
strong because I am learning how to love myself in midst of it I am strong because I am learning how to heal from it and I think that’s
the best thing I can do.
-stop romanticizing mental illness.