Stone Tongues

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"My arms are filled with stones... I'll stay silent for the ride... breathless & suspended... it's impossible to love a stone tongue... I exit and feel myself coming into my skin..." - from Sarah Aked's "Galatea on 8th Street"

21/30

Satiate is not a happy word,

despite the pleasure

my mouth takes in

saying it.

— 37 minutes ago with 1 note
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20/30 (a stolen haiku)

"Jesus is alive
Hallelujah he’s alive
Forever amen”

When the songs in church
Are already in haiku
Life is easier

— 47 minutes ago
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Happy Resurrection Day (made with @hellonotegraphy) #notegraphy #easter #happysunday

Happy Resurrection Day (made with @hellonotegraphy) #notegraphy #easter #happysunday

— 1 day ago with 1 note
#notegraphy  #easter  #happysunday 
Death couldn’t bring him down, the grave couldn’t keep him in…

Death couldn’t bring him down, the grave couldn’t keep him in…

(Source: this-isfancy)

— 1 day ago with 61 notes
19/30

I fell asleep 
to the quickness of your breath,
to your hearts frantic beating.
Your chest has always been too big
for this twin bed.

I woke to find 
our bodies had grown 
together, two cheeks pressed
your hands locked comfortbaly
around my frame.

It’s almost as if I was 
laying next to a memory
of how things used to be,
you were still
the one holding on.

— 1 day ago
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18/30

I have forgotten
what you fingertips feel like.
And thank God for that.

— 2 days ago with 2 notes
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17/30

Tiny hands search my pockets;
shake me down
to find your prize.

Take me where you want to go;
ask permission
don’t wait for an answer.

Little man in training.

— 3 days ago
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"Make me broken - so I can be healed.
‘Cuz I’m so calloused and now I can’t feel.
I want to run to You with heart wide open.
Make me broken.

Make me empty - so I can be filled.
‘Cuz I’m still holding onto my will.
And I’m completed when You are with me.
Make me empty.

'Till You are my one desire
‘Till You are my one true love
‘Till You are my breath, my everything
Lord, please keep making me…”

— 3 days ago
filson:

For those who know.

filson:

For those who know.

(via ps-dila)

— 4 days ago with 16620 notes
16/30

When I get to the end of the line,
you are always there waiting
with your hands ready to receive me,
with your stomach swollen,
with your mouth already in motion,
with your eyes empty.

Reluctantly I fall into their endless ebony.
You eat away at what’s left of me:
chipped paint over a rusted skeleton, reminiscent of the girl you once knew.

— 4 days ago with 1 note
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