Cold As You

Falling In Love Is Like Falling Asleep Because I'm Holding On To Something That Isn't Mine To Keep

The King, the Prince and Me

He’s the man who thinks anything can be fixed with a crescent wrench 
And if it can’t, a tiger torch will do
My father never beat his chest to stand out 
Rather lifted the lost voice beside him 
He knows his strength is proven with the capacity his heart can hold 
And the way his children hold onto him 
They way he became the superhero, the one who chased monsters from under the bed and lifted a little dreamer to see the world
He’s the reason why being a daddy’s girl scares all the boys away 
Because he can cradle a baby bird with the same hands that can bend steel
As if the camo and a 30-06 wasn’t warning enough 
That daughters like me aren’t for the light hearted 
Because he hung each and every star in my sky
And he’ll know, oh he’ll know even before I do 
If you’re going to be enough to hang the moon 
(~fathers with steel frames, melting hearts and daughters

~lkj

This is what it means to be loved… when someone wants to touch you, to be tender…

—Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake (via writingwillows)

(via 5000letters)

I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body. You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes that never stay dry. You will fall into her bed and I’ll go back to spending Friday nights with boys who never learn my last name. I have chased off every fool who has tried to sleep beside me. You think it’s romantic to fuck the girl who writes poems about you. You think I’ll understand your sadness because I live inside my own. But I will show up at your door at 2 am, wild-eyed and sleepless. and try and find some semblance of peace in your breastbone. and you will not let me in. You will tell me to go home.

writershigh:

Home
I don’t care if it’s wrong, you’re the only home I’ll ever need.

writershigh:

Home

I don’t care if it’s wrong, you’re the only home I’ll ever need.