hmh yeah

I look like I have a forest in my eyes
and that’s because I do; many people have 
ventured inside them, breaking off pieces of 
themselves to serve as a bread crumb trail to
escape my wood if needed. My thicket has 
swallowed man after man after woman and I
have so many fragments of others’ hearts inside
of me I can’t tell which roots in the soil are mine
and which are theirs. 
There’s a creek that runs down the center of my
body and all the water within it has been gulped
down by thirsty fingers. No amount of rain could
ever refill what was once flowing generously there.
As I’ve grown into my limbs and leaves I’ve noticed
that people have a tendency to drop matches among
my dying parts; quick to ignite and burn away any 
hopes I have of blooming again there. 
Lately, I’ve been mistaken for a broad expanse of
damaged land, and I’ve not the courage to tell anyone
that I am more than my scorched bark.
—  don’t tell me I’m a fire; I already know // Haley Hendrick

“The last time I felt complete was when you held me in your arms. Now that you’re gone, I’ve been trying desperately to hold myself together with the same strength you once did. My failure to do so up to this day makes me believe I’m just not meant to be whole.” - Haley Hendrick
Handmade chapbooks are now back in my Etsy shop!

And all chapbooks, handmade or eBook versions, are still 30% off when you use the code “UFN30″ at checkout! I’ll be adding the chapbook versions of Requite and What Happens When You Leave a Writer at some point today.

Please take a moment to check out my shop. I could really use the help financially, and all of my listings are under $5. Thank you all for the constant support you give me.


So, my birthday week is coming up and I’ve decided to make all of the digital collections/chapbooks in my Etsy shop 40% off! Use the coupon code “BIRTHDAYDEAL40″ at checkout to use it. I’d be incredibly grateful, and it’d be one of the best presents I could receive being able to share some of my more “under wraps” writing with you all. Offer lasts until May 27th!

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