Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.
Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it true, is it necessary, does it improve upon the silence?
… always rub honey into wounds instead of salt.
You think I’m not a goddess?
This is a torch song.
Touch me and you’ll burn.
how seeing the shape of your mouth
that first time, I kept staring
until my blood turned to rain.
Some things take root
in the brain and just don’t
… my whole sky craves
an island of tenderness.
My rivers tilt towards you.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Everybody speaks an entirely different language, that’s really what it amounts to.