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David Levithan

These words will ultimately end up being the barest of reflections, devoid of the sensations words cannot convoy. Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough. ― David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary (Farrar, Straus and Giroux,… Continue reading David Levithan

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David Levithan

sonnet, n. (NOTE ON THE LEAP:  How rough and worn the weight  of flight — the soul, when gathered, forms its own twinned claw and wing, each severed arc, the nape — all grown inside  the body, left. Alone  with loss, life rises: emblazoned air, trembling star of made  faith. The fall that forms in… Continue reading David Levithan

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Richard Brautigan

As the bruises fade, the lightning aches. Last week, making love, you bit me. Now the blue and dark have gone and yellow bruises grow toward pale daffodils, then paler to become until my body is all my own and what that ever got me. —Richard Brautigan, “As the Bruises Fade, the Lightning Aches,” Rommel… Continue reading Richard Brautigan

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Richard Brautigan

I have emotions that are like newspapers that read themselves.   I go for days at a time trapped in the want ads.   I feel as if I am an ad for the sale of a haunted house:   18 rooms $37,000 I’m yours ghosts and all.   — Richard Brautigan, “Real Estate,” June… Continue reading Richard Brautigan

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