Posts tagged quote.

I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?

Haruki Murakami

When you were sleeping on the sofa
I put my ear to your ear and listened
to the echo of your dreams.

That is the ocean I want to dive in,
merge with the bright fish,
plankton and pirate ships.

I walk up to people on the street that kind of look like you
and ask them the questions I would ask you.

Can we sit on a rooftop and watch stars dissolve into smoke
rising from a chimney?
Can I swing like Tarzan in the jungle of your breathing?

I don’t wish I was in your arms,
I just wish I was peddling a bicycle

Jeffrey McDaniel

For Halloween I’m gonna be emotionally stable. No one’s gonna know its me.

Andrea Gibson

my heart is a protest that I let rally against my ribs because I want to build my bones into cribs
and lay my reluctance to rest; test what it would be like to live frenetically,
to hold you unapologetically, to plant a giving tree on my front lawn so that when you’re gone
it can give you back to me.

Shane Koyczan

I amputate the parts of me that have grown fond of her smell.

I wait until she leaves.

I wash my sheets.

Rudy Francisco

Though I know it’s unfair,
I reveal myself
one mask at a time.

Does this appeal to you,
such slow disclosures,
a lifetime perhaps
of almost knowing one another?

I would hope you, too,
would hold something back,
and that you’d always want
whatever unequal share
you had style enough to get.

Stephen Dunn