Blink

McKenna, 15

“Somewhere there is a woman in China holding a black umbrella so she won’t taste the salt of the rain when the sky begins to weep,

there is a 17 year old girl who smells like pomegranates and has summer air tight on her naked skin, wrapping around her scars, like veins in a bloody garden, who won’t make it past tomorrow,

there is a young man, who buys yellow flowers for the woman in apartment 84B, who learned braille when he realized she couldn’t read his poetry about her white neck and mint eyes

there are people watching films,
making love for the first time,
opening mail with the heading of ‘i miss you’,
cooking noodles with organic spices and red sauces,
buying lemon detergent,
ignoring ‘do not smoke’ signs,
painting murals of his lips in abandoned warehouses,
chewing the words ‘i love you’ over and over again,
swallowing phone numbers and forgotten birthdays,
eating strawberry pies,
drinking white wine off of each others open mouths,
ignoring the telephone,
reading this poem

somewhere
someone is thinking
i’m alone
somewhere
someone finally understands
they never really
were

'poems from the grave' (via saeltskin)

5000letters:

i find it so incredibly attractive when someone is really good at something, like you can play the violin? damn son. you’re a really talented dj? good for you! i don’t care if you talk to me about quantum physics for an hour straight if i can see the passion in you at some point in that hour i’ll think “whoa, this is really hot.” 

nubbsgalore:

photos by ryan dyar from the pacific northwest (click pic for location), who notes, “‘i try to bring a three dimensional sense of life to a two dimensional medium. sometimes, it requires many nights of camping in the back county waiting for the right conditions,” adding, “there are even a few shots where it has taken me years of traveling back to the same location to get the ideal setting.”

but he says, “if my images can bring awareness to protecting wilderness or even inspire a person to get out and see these areas for themselves, then that would be amazing.”

(see also: previous posts of the pacific northwest)