"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people."
"It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

1. I’m counting moon phases down the freckles down your arm while you sleep
And you pull me in closer and I smile
You inhale deeply through your nose and I turn my head to see your eyes barely open yet and you pull me in for a kiss
this is how our mornings always begin

2. I’m used to tapping feet, used to dragging mine
used to being the subject of subtle impatient quirks
you let me squeeze your hand hard when there are too many people on too many routes
all trying to get home
I hope they’re heading home to someone like you

3. you slide your sneaky fingers up my shirt and normally it’s to tickle me senseless
reminding me to smile
my face is so often set in stone trying to remember what’s coming next
you soften my angles, help me see what I should be proud of

4. I can’t tell in a year or 10 or in the next 5 minutes who I’m going like still
you’ve survived this long
I don’t feel like I’m playing darts with you
I’m laying it all on the table
so I can take a walk with you
so I can be your favourite one to bring along
My sole purpose will never be to decorate you
I just like being along for the ride
and you being along for mine

- the things that keep me around, you don’t make a sound// e.j.w (via esmereldasbeneaththewater)