Log in

No account? Create an account

After all, this is the story of a girl and her map:

one body drawn inside the watery world of centuries.

External Services:
  • _evalution@livejournal.com
  • bittrgrl AIM status
“ I’ve been making a list of things they don’t teach you in school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to move on when the one you love walks away from you. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing. ”
- Neil Gaiman

It will be the same
as it has always been
and you are right to pack

your heart in ice
if you believe this.

James Tate, excerpt from Wait for Me

I know there is no straight road
No straight road in this world
Only a giant labyrinth
Of intersecting crossroads
Federico Lorca, from Floating Bridges

There are no rules for this. Things are easier
when there’s a code of behavior. Waiting

for Saturday to pass into Sunday & Sunday
into the work week so one knows what to do

with their time. Language neither the problem
nor the cure, just something to occupy myself with.

No one taught me the softness of the quilt
against my cheek. It was something I could only

learn myself. No one taught me how to deal
with emotion. How to handle restless nights.

& so I lied when I said I didn’t know how
I got here: a series of bad mistakes & misjudgments.

A touch of idealism. Hope then disappointment.
Really I’ve traveled nowhere. Standing in the same place

for three years. Still wearing the same blue jeans,
only now a hole in the knee.
Gina Myers, excerpt from A Model Year (Part 4 of 5)