"The body shuts down when it has too much to bear; goes its own way quietly inside, waiting for a better time, leaving you numb and half alive."

Jeanette Winterson, The Passion 

"I wonder
whose arms would I run and fall into
if I were drunk
in a room with everyone
I have ever loved."


Drive another nail until we build a home.
Remember our pact, we both stop breathing.
Drive another nail until it feels like home.
We will dream tonight

"He says, “You are very silent.” He touches my cheek. “Mysterious.” I do not feel mysterious, but vacant. “Would you do anything for me?” he says, gazing into my eyes. I sway towards him, far away from the earth. Yes would be so easy.

"No," I say."

Margaret Atwood 

"I think I talk about you like a man prays in a burning church."

M. Brown 


Standing Lovers, 2004 by Nick and Sheila Pye
"Please — consider me a dream."

Franz Kafka 


I see you boy
But you don’t holla at me
I think you’re shy
I’ll show you what to do
I’ll be your dog
Come to you when you call me