Oh, how manytimes did I take my dumb life in my hands and shove itdown deep between my thighs so no one wouldsee it. — Carrie Fountain, from “Hottest Summer on Record,” Better, Issue 4.
Fate cannot worry to think out all the clever things that we should think out. It goes about its business solidly and unromantically, and by the ordinary laws of chance it achieves every now and then something startling and romantic. Superstition thrives on the fact that only the accidental dramas are reported. ― A.A. Milne,… Continue reading A.A. Milne
when you lie awake in the eveningscounting your birthdaysturn the blood that clots on your tongueinto poems. poems. — Lucille Clifton, from “The Message of Thelma Sayles,” Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000. (BOA Editions Ltd. April 1, 2000)