All These Things That I’ve Done (Wrong)

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the red string of fate
an asian belief that says two people are connected by a red string that is tied together by the gods. these two people are destined to fall in love, become great friends or have a very good relationship with each other.
The floor is lava! Everyone, Pompeii, 79 A.D. (via thisisthedroidyouarelookingfor)

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The Dressmaker


In the twilit pools of childhood stories that I used to drink from

my grandfather rested my head

against his sternum and spoke of the time he swallowed a goldfinch

and it clawed its way down his throat,

my grandfather gasping for breath as it shifted its weight.

There were days when the rain…

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clavicle fracture

3:45 a.m.– Pull yourself out of bed, pull a Marlboro out of the carton
3:47 a.m.– Make your way to the back door, make up an explanation to give the sunflower on why the lighthouse hasn’t admitted that she too has taken up smoking
3:48 a.m.– Light a match, ignite the rod
3:48 a.m.– Inhale, focus on the breath, the fire
3:52 a.m.– Cry and pretend it’s from the early morning breeze carrying early morning scorn into your eyes
3:53 a.m.– Stand up, stand up, dammit, wipe your eyes, come on inside
3:55 a.m.– Apologize to the foreign student for running into him, apologize for smelling like your grandmothers
3:56 1/2 a.m.– Take off your pants, crawl into bed, pick out a new background that’ll make you happy, pick out tomorrow’s coverup in your head
4:00 a.m.– Write about it
4:03 a.m.– Be done with it.

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