Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
sorry kids you’re either going to have to get a job or go to uni
oh but uni’s probably going to cost you more so you’ll need to do both
also we don’t have enough jobs for you
I want to run my tongue
along your teeth
and bruise your lips with mine,
so that when I kiss you goodbye
I can taste myself
in your mouth.
I want to press my fingers into the indent
beneath your ear,
behind your jaw,
so that whenever you get a migraine
you remember me.
I want to fill my lungs with your exhale,
whether it’s a soft yawn
or a broken sigh,
so that when I take my last breath
it’ll be yours.