The pen is mightier than the sword.

These are the things which amuse me, enlighten me, frighten me, encourage me, comfort me.

kindnessclass-workthatass:

defekait:

if we are spooning and I arch my butt into you there is a 1000% chance I don’t actually have to stretch and that I just want to feel your boner

truth.

(via beccaradiating)

When I think about men

I think about the men who told me I could
and I think about men who told me I couldn’t
I think about which men
I listened to.
Which men were easier to listen to 
and I wonder why it was that way.
Which fuck you
or walk away
or simple Goodbye, I’m done here
was the final thing to break me down to
alone.

Why, why
do women call being single
alone?
Why did being with someone else,
someone who sometimes
used my body as a mirror
for himself to call stupid, going nowhere, empty
feel better than this alone?

I spent two years telling every man no.
Two years carrying my own groceries,
pumping air in my bike tires or lungs
because there was no one I needed a ride from.
Dancing alone,
eating alone,
cooking, bathing, hiking,
sick, after surgery, after work,
after I found out I am allergic to fucking chicken
and apples and tomatoes and oats
alone.
I saw fourteen countries alone
until I met the first man 
who didn’t try to tell me 
about me.

I met a man with three sisters, no brothers
and a heart the color of
what people used to travel West for.
A man who knows he did not create or name
any new piece in me.
That I was never alone.
He does not feel like a compromise,
as I thought men always would.
He just…
It is hard to find the words, but
He just took his parts
and put them next to mine
and I felt every mirror shatter.

When I think about men,
I think about this one first.

He’s weird but I’m keeping him.