The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She traveled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.
I think you should be serious about what you do because this is it. This is the only life you’ve got.
every tiny, meaningless word
you violently press into my skin
resonates in the darkest parts of me.
your “sorry’s” are held
in each hot tear
I choke back,
knowing that although the year is new,
my feelings for you