i can not choose between.
you and the poem.
and if i must. it will be the poem.
if i must.
it was not love.
love does not ever want
hungry. for my own
flowers. performing self surgeries on my bone in a bed. starving myself
of my own touch.
Top: Shows several symptoms of having been through abuse
Bottom: Can’t remember when/who/how you got them
can’t remember most of childhood? check. intense fear of making mistakes? check. low self-esteem and overall feeling of incompetence? check. ashamed of strong emotions and unable to cry? check. afraid of doing anything that might anger parents? check… and yet i can’t say why i’m like this because i don’t even know. did my mom overstep her bounds when she was angry, or am i too sensitive? was she emotionally distant, or was i too secretive? was i ever bullied? did i have bad friendships? bad teachers? i don’t know whether i have repressed memories or if i could have simply inflated tiny incidents in my head and done this to myself. i feel like there has to be something that happened that makes me act and feel the way i do, but my parents care about and want what’s best for me and i can’t remember anything they’ve done in my past that would undoubtedly be abuse… sometimes, i don’t feel like i should be calling myself a “survivor” if i can’t even pinpoint what i survived.
What was even the point of OP?
To show that a lot of people feel this way, I think.
This Hubble image shows ESO 137-001, a galaxy located in the southern constellation of Triangulum Australe (The Southern Triangle) — a delicate and beautiful spiral galaxy, but with a secret. The image not only captures the galaxy and its backdrop in stunning detail, but also something more dramatic — intense blue streaks streaming outwards from the galaxy, seen shining brightly in ultraviolet light.
These streaks are actually hot young stars, encased in wispy streams of gas that are being torn away from the galaxy by its surroundings as it moves through space. This violent galactic disrobing is due to a process known as ram pressure stripping — a drag force felt by an object moving through a fluid . The fluid in question here is superheated gas, which lurks at the centres of galaxy clusters.
This image combines NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations with data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
"i think i have o.c.d. because i keep my room really clean"
"they ran out of cake-pops at starbucks i’m so depressed"
"i stayed up till like 3 am i swear i have insomnia"
"ugh my parents are so bipolar"
"i can never pay attention in class i think i have a.d.h.d"
"omg i’m so retarded"
You know what’s funny? I think a lot of people view these images as interesting because they’re “unrealistic” or specifically because they feature men of color, anachronistic. I do like them, but I just wanted to add something….
For each of these implied anachronisms, there is a real painting of a real Man of Color from European Art History. (The text for each image is a link to learn more!)
P.S. my favorite from the OP is will.i.am!!!