Friday, November 30, 2012

“We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving…We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins…We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We are the daughters of the feminists who said “You can be anything” and we heard “You have to be everything.”

~ Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters - Courtney E. Martin

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Nights

Time is timelessness with you.
You with your beautiful limousine eyelashes, and wide eyes that harbor silly, magnificent dreams.
Eyes that meet mine, and conversations ensue, and volumes are exchanged.
Eyes that understand my timid entreaty, my labored bashfulness..

I see them in carpet patterns, and draw out their contours in the purple evening sky.
I feel their gaze on me, when I know you aren't here.

Your eyes have tenderness, they are kind and radiate love.
And I sleep with my window open tonight, hoping that you - you with your beautiful limousine eyelashes, and wide eyes, will come in with the rain.