i have a thing for six-legged creatures

Parallels

“One thing I have learned about running away is that once you start there’s no end to it.”
— Catherynne M. Valente, Six Gun Snow White

“I want to love, but my hair smells of war and running and running.”
— Warsan Shire

“The wolf runs.
It runs three legged, like all damaged creatures, across the snow.
She thinks: this is true.
She thinks: this is a life.
She thinks: I do not want to die, but my life will always be like this—wounded and animal, lurching against white.”
— Lidia Yuknavitch, The Small Backs of Children