Small Things

I explore alone, worlds and words. I write haiku daily.

“I wrote names in sand
Names in water, names in breath
Names in flame and fear”

humansofnewyork:

“We fled Germany on November 9th, 1938. It was called the Crystal Night, because there were demonstrations against Jews all over Germany, and many windows were being broken. We were living on the outskirts of Hanover. When my father came home from work that night, he told us that the synagogue was on fire, and that firemen were standing in a ring around it to prevent the flames from spreading to other buildings. He said: ‘We’re getting out of here.’”

humansofnewyork:

“We fled Germany on November 9th, 1938. It was called the Crystal Night, because there were demonstrations against Jews all over Germany, and many windows were being broken. We were living on the outskirts of Hanover. When my father came home from work that night, he told us that the synagogue was on fire, and that firemen were standing in a ring around it to prevent the flames from spreading to other buildings. He said: ‘We’re getting out of here.’”

Building

i.

reduced to walking only the streets, we find the abandoned mansion, an old building with a skate ramp driveway

we play a game where i find you in the skeleton stories,

your cigarette ember flaring between the concrete pillars like a sonar signal, my radar your footsteps on the rotting wood.

ii.

we come back with skateboards to conquer the impossible curve 

it’s all you talk about for days

my dreams are full of your silhouette against the sunset,
the building’s shadow
a rotting colossus at your back

i break a tooth speeding down driveway

stunned is a small word, i discover. it means your breath knocked out, your chin scraping into concrete 

your sight line the tumbling, falling sky. you tie my shoelaces, 

kiss the corners of my jaw. kiss my mouth, i spit the tooth out, feeling like a hero.

iii.

we sneak into the old hotel where they massacred the monks

you say you see ghosts flickering in the windows, pressing up
against the glass

the suspicious white noise of radio silence follows us down the corridors

we slide down banisters, stirring up souls

iv.

when we finish poking through the bones of the city

you finally bring me home

“Left with nothing, we
watch the rain drip off the eaves —
Shall I make us tea?”

“Rain’s absence, you hear
the birds start to sing again
Thunderclouds forming”

runescratch:

I really liked the design Ahri had in the new League cinematic so I doodled something up for it real quick

We are always poised to slip into the spaces shadows of our selves

“Sat by the river
I did not weep, I only
Cast my lines, to wait”

Le Tag Game

Rule 1: Always post the rules. 
Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 10 new ones. 
Rule 3: Tag 10 people and link them to the post. 
Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them

The questions and tags are here. I just couldn’t resist answering the questions. maeglinhiei, you are at fault here. If you do answer my questions pls pls tag me. 

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Tagging Game

Rule 1: Always post the rules.
Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 10 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 10 people and link them to the post.
Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them

Tagged by: iheartvelma!

1. Are you afraid of getting older?
Not really. I don’t feel old, only more settled. My life’s been pretty wild so far and now I feel like I’m pretty happy with where I am, mostly.

2. What would you tell your younger self, and what do you wish older people would have told you sooner?
Finish your stupid book because you’re going to forget to back it up and lose it in the Great Hard Drive Crash of 2009. Also, don’t date ___. He will mess with your heart so badly you will feel unworthy for a long time. Or maybe date him, cause the poems you will write will be hardcore.

I wish people told me that stupid shit doesn’t matter so much later on. Like, will it matter in five years? Yes or no? Make decisions based on that, not feelings.

3. Culinary specialty?
I make seriously good sandwiches, and a mean chocolate cake that takes no prisoners.

4. First computer?
I don’t remember, but it had Windows 3.1 installed in it, with Wing Commander.

5. Nintendo, PlayStation, XBox, other, or all of the above?
PS for life. We got the PS1 when I was in fifth or sixth grade and I’ve acquired all of them since. Except the PS4 cause I’m just waiting for the price to drop a bit.

6. Have you ever encountered a bear, wolf or coyote? Would you want to?
Wow, I like this question. I love wolves, so yes. I would love to. But none of these animals are native to my country, so it’s highly unlikely that I would meet one on the trail.

7. Preferred climate?
Hot, with a touch of rain. Hot, but not humid. Hot, with the beach right there.

8. Are you more nostalgic, future-focused, or in the present?
I am firmly rooted in the past, with a tendency to pretend to plan the future.

9. Are you more apt to try to find solutions to other people’s problems or to focus on empathizing and letting them know they’re understood?
Solution-finder, cause it irritates me when people ask me for advice and don’t follow it.

10. Small town or big city?
A small town close to a big city, so you can chill in your home, enjoy the vicious gossip and loving ties and neighborly food. Then and then go to the city to party during weekends.

Tags and my questions under the cut, cause I realized this is one long post.

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