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Interviewer:

What is one thing that you desire to say as a poet, but haven’t said yet? What does the future hold for you, if you could hold it?

Ocean Vuong:

I don't really know. I often find myself writing to the terrified versions of myself. And maybe all I really want to say—if anything at all—is that you (whoever you are) are not alone. Maybe because this is what some of the most important writers in my life have been telling me over and over again in their myriad and unique ways. I go back to the boy I once was, the boy who hid in the library during recces to read a book covered in his lap so no one will know he has betrayed “fun” for secrets. So no one will know he loves words. Because lovers of words were thought to be weak and effeminate. And effeminate boys were strange and strange things don't last very long in this world. So I read to find my own hand in the pages of books. In the future, I want to keep holding books. To touch myself on each page, saying “I am here. I am here. I am here"

looking back over my blog: i have definitely grown up! (sorta, haha)

“If more men said “don’t be that guy” to each other instead of “not all men” to women… what a wonderful world this could be.”

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JennyJo (via theremina)

YES. Because one is productive; the other does nothing.

(via fuck-yeah-feminist)

they refuse to hear you though

(via theuppitynegras)

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“They say ‘follow your heart’ but if your heart is in a million pieces, which piece do you follow?”

—   Unknown. (via invisible-depression)

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“I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.”

—   Rumi (via observando)

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(Source: offdensen, via breakcorechoirboy)