Everyone, Pompeii, 79 A.D. (via ahkep)
for that vague sensation of something
moving away from you. ❞
Tony Hoagland, from “There Is No Word” (via violentwavesofemotion)
Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (via honeyandgunpowder)
there is a terrible breath in the way all of this ❞
John Ashbery, “Tennis Court Oath” (via lifeinpoetry)
and understood too little. ❞
Adrienne Rich, from “A Palmist Interprets His Dreams” (via violentwavesofemotion)
Regret nothing. Not the cruel novels you read
to the end just to find out who killed the cook, not
the insipid movies that made you cry in the dark,
in spite of your intelligence, your sophistication, not
the lover you left quivering in a hotel parking lot,
the one you beat to the punch line, the door or the one
who left you in your red dress and shoes, the ones
that crimped your toes, don’t regret those.
Regret none of it, not one
of the wasted days you wanted to know nothing,
when the lights from the carnival rides
were the only stars you believed in, loving them
for their uselessness, not wanting to be saved.
Emptied of expectation.
Relax. Don’t bother remembering any of it. Let’s stop here,
under the lit sign on the corner, and watch all the people walk by.
Dorianne Laux, from “Antilamentation” (via hellanne)