Winter is crawling into your mouth and
turning your cheeks so red,
you almost look embarrassed to be loving me.
Your hands have become a quiet whisper,
and they never have anything to say to me
when other people are watching.
What is it like to love someone
without fear of making
too much noise?
I don’t know.
I tried to ask you about it,
but you told me that I was crazy.
That I was insane
saying things like that where people
I want to write you a love letter
but this is all I can give you
until you learn how to deserve more.
You have to know that I don’t want you like this.
I don’t want you wiping the lipstick
off my mouth before it can stain you.
I don’t want you with all soft skin
and careful bones.
I want this to leave marks.
I want sharp teeth.
I want something brave,
I want to be the name sitting on top your tongue
instead of the one
you bury in the back of your
I am so tired of being left
like a beggar asking for change,
and I am so tired of you always having empty pockets.
Y.Z, You never told your mother about me (via rustyvoices
“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via tierdropp
zeus took fuck, marry, kill way too seriously
“I never realized what a big deal that was. How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head.”
“I do not need someone to complete me
but if you wanted to
we could walk next to each other
into whatever is coming next.”
“every time you
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much