" Maybe this will
hurt less
in fifteen years,
when my foundation
is made from something
a little more stable,
but right now,
you say,
“I don’t think
of you like that,”
and I hear
wood cracking
inside of me. "
" I’m constantly embarrassed. I fidget and twist my hair and pull weird faces and stutter. Some days I feel quite confident, then others there’s a microscopic flaw about myself physically, which will make me embarrassed to walk the streets. "
" And I am jealous
of your tattoos and how long
they will stay with you
after I go. "