|life and literature
Author: punctured.lungs PM
pillowbook.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 1,322 - Reviews: 8 - Updated: 05-12-12 - Published: 04-08-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3011957
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i find that lately i care a lot less
about whether i look awkward in pictures,
or if i eat ice cream in public, or if i
choose to wear an unflattering sweater.
and i find that lately i prefer to keep my
hair cut and my eyes open, my
laughter long and grudges short.
this past year, i've realized that
it matters a lot more that i spend time with
my friends and family
and a lot less if my roots are showing
or if i make a stupid joke.
it's that my smiles mean more and
my ex means less, that i don't
search out dangerous boys
and instead discuss literature with
this guy who cares about me.
and it's that i fall asleep in the sun
even though it means my skin will burn and
my freckles will multiply,
because it's warm and comfortable and
i like to lay outside and read beautiful books
and have meaningful conversations at three in the morning
with my sister, my best friend.
so maybe i'm not perfect
maybe i don't fit your definition of
satisfactory or successful or superior
maybe the scale shows the wrong number
and my tags have the wrong brand
and maybe i don't use sunblock as often as i should
but this is so much better -
this is so much better