i remember waking up before the sun, to you, pulling on my hips until there were no spaces left between our skin.
like a ticking time bomb, you matched the light kisses you gave away to the skipping beat of my heart.
lately, the days seem never ending as i drag my feet along with the memory of you.
now when i roll over in that empty bed, i can still taste the stale whiskey on your breath.

it seems as though i’ve felt the weight of missing you hit me at every angle.
and though you’ve never been consistent, i still roll with your punches.
your intentions may not have been to have such a heavy fist,
but i can’t remember the last time i’ve felt so beaten that i became numb.

it hasn’t made any sense till now, but i guess this is what my parents meant when they told me to never fall in love in the dark.

Boy Scouts kicked out an 8-year-old boy for being trans

  • Eight-year-old Joe Maldonado was reportedly kicked out of the Boy Scouts when parents began complaining about his gender identity.
  • As NorthJersey.com reported, the 8-year-old came out as a boy in 2015, when he was entering the second grade.
  • He has been a “much happier child” since, his mother, Kristie Maldonado, told the outlet. 
  • She said his peers, both at school and within Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus, New Jersey, seem to have accepted his gender identity.
  • “Not one of the kids said, ‘You don’t belong here,’” Kristie said. But apparently a few pack parents did. 
  • Kristie said an official from the BSA’s Northern New Jersey Council called and informed her that, because “some mothers” had expressed concern over Joe’s transgender identity, he could not come back to his pack.
  • “I’m way more angry than sad,” Joe told the outlet. “My identity is a boy. If I was them, I would let every person in the world go in. It’s right to do.” Read more

@sixpenceee I walked through Demon’s Alley (New City Village) today! There was a very creepy vibe, but not much to see since I stayed on the main road. I’m sure if I went off on the side roads I would have found some cool stuff, but I wasn’t feeling that ballsy today 😂 It was definitely cool, though! Here’s a few pictures I took from today’s adventure 😁👻


Steven Siegel (American, b. 1957, based Bergen County, NJ, USA) - 1: View from Jersey City, c. 1980  2: Charlotte Street, The Bronx, c. 1980  3: WTC (World Trade Center), c. 1980  4: Coney Island  5: Times Square, c. 1980  6: Bushwick  7: Times Square, c. 1985  8,9: Captures Gritty NYC, 1980s  Photography