Poetry&Buildings

The fangirling of an postgraduate archaeology student about various awesome things such as the collected works of e. e. cummings, neoclassical architecture and Benedict Cumberbatch.

He starts it off, as they always do, by saying,
“I still want to be friends” but I am already
on the next subway, the next taxi, the next whatever.
I am thinking about dinner that night, or the next night:
Angus beef, sauteed chicken, mahi mahi fish tacos.
I am thinking about the coffee pot and runner’s knee
and how much money I have in my savings. I am
thinking about hypothermia and missing bodies;
all the knives in my bed. I am thinking about how
the very word promise sounds more like an undoing.
I am thinking about the easiness of mouths.
How they open. How they give so much but also
about how they take away the things our minds
have committed to that permanent place of the brain,
where memories continue to rattle around long after
we’ve stopped shaking. I am thinking about how
he has turned me into a lake and I’ve never learned
how to swim. I am thinking about how I now have to
unlearn all of his secrets. Become a tourist to his body
again, blink against the hurt. I am thinking about
expensive hair cuts and retail therapy, dressing room
girls who are used to outlandish requests from customers.
I am thinking that this isn’t a dress my mother
would approve of, but honey, I look so good in red.

Kristina Haynes, “The Breakup Sweats” (via fleurishes)

It’s your own humanity you’ll have to drag
over and over, piece by piece, page after page

out of the dark.

—Adrienne Rich (via contramonte)


September 22nd 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of FRIENDS.

HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY, FRIENDS!

September 22nd 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of FRIENDS.

HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY, FRIENDS!

(Source: transponsters, via hellyeah-friends)

skullmoon:

"He was modelled after a specific raccoon, and it’s this little guy named Oreo" X

(via laughterkey)