Literature was not born the day when a boy crying “wolf, wolf” came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying “wolf, wolf” and there was no wolf behind him.


kellysue:

These are your kids on books. 
firstbook:

True.

kellysue:

These are your kids on books. 

firstbook:

True.

they are also jealous of fantasy’s dragons.

they are also jealous of fantasy’s dragons.

When, up on all fours, your cock rooted inside me, I asked you if you felt it, you always said yes. After the second glass of wine, I noticed your green eyes looked like tiny planet earths, and you told the waitress the soup was delicious, and me that my profile was killing you. Later you kneeled down to unbuckle my silver shoes, talking all the while about how if Eve hadn’t eaten the apple there’d be no reason for language, that words were needed only to define our separateness from God. Later when I saw you pull the girl onto your lap, my heart broke and I threw my donut down and ran out of the loft, down the stairs onto the Chinatown street. I no longer had you to love so I decided to love the world. But that was hard as the world, if you haven’t noticed, is not that easy to love what with fast food wrappers blowing around the subway tracks where I waited in my slip dress for the Q train. I rode that fucker all the way out to Brooklyn, where I ran past the picnic tables and the BBQ grills to the shore of the lake to see if the flowers were on the trees. Pitching squares of chocolate to the ducks, I said with each overhand throw, my love, my own, I have looked for you everywhere, particularly in the pelvic region of the male species but also in red wine and hard cover books.

Darcey Steinke - Easter everywhere

The Way of All Flesh | Nerve.com


Words: Craftsmanship - Virginia Woolf ↘

camille paglia is my spirit animal.

camille paglia is my spirit animal.