but you are always too intense
frightening in the way that you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so, what did you want to do love?
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
something not everyone knows how to love.
from ”For Women Who Are Difficult to Love” - by Warsan Shire(via phoebebishopwright)
Someone asked me what home was and all I could think of were the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside of your ribcage.
—E.E. Cummings (via weaverofstars)