Have you ever noticed how wanting
burns you up
from the inside out?
Like one moment I am whole,
but then I hear
your voice on the phone
and I swear to god
three blocks away from here
they can smell smoke.
"Suddenly, every song was about you."
"I want to be the one you want in your mind and your gut and your bathroom but I don’t want you to fuck the whole world to find out."
"I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong."
"Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve."