Imperfection At Its Finest

Forget the risk and take the fall. If it's what you want then it's worth it all.

When he says
He doesn’t love you anymore,
Roll your shoulders back
And look him in the eye
Even when it feels like your ribs
Are breaking inward, like spider legs.
When he digs up old aches
That he swore he forgave you for,
Smile
And ask him why he didn’t leave you sooner.
Ignore the way the words feel like sandpaper
Running all the way up your throat to your mouth.
When he blames you
For mistakes that wear his face,
Do not scream.
Do not cry.
Tell him that there are boys
Who would be proud to say they’d loved you.
Tell him that in two years
You won’t even remember his name
And don’t let him see the way you can taste your own lie.
When he leaves
Ignore the howling in your blood
And do not get up after him.
Not even to lock the door.
Do not, do not
Do not.
Smell his shirts when you box them up
To give them back.
Not one.
Swear off dating when you realize
You’re chasing ghosts that wear his smile.
It’s okay to cry over him.
It’s even okay to forgive him.
But do not go back to him.
If he did not know how to love you the first time,
He won’t know how to do it the next.

And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive.

—I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)

(Source: write2014)

He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.

—(via deltasfinest)

(Source: a-quiet-old-soul, via sui--cide)

Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.

Sylvia Plath (via soulsscrawl)

(Source: psych-facts, via 67-impalas)

I wish that
I could have
learned it earlier.
One of the most
painful
lessons in life—
the fact that
loving someone
wholeheartedly
is not always
reason enough
for them to stay.

An Education

By thoseconstellations

(via thoseconstellations)

(via sui--cide)