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Under The Back Porch

As a kid I lived with neglectful parents at best. At worst dad would turn his screams and fists on me but I learned quickly how to dodge the worst of it. Mom wasn’t much help, she’d just smoke in the kitchen and bitch at him for staying out so late.

At the time we lived basically in the middle of nowhere, our nearest neighbors were a long walk away for a six year old and we had trees between us. No one to run to for help. But I was pretty small for a kid my age. I learned I could fit pretty much anywhere. The closet. Dryer. I think even once I tucked myself under my futon in such a way I could still get some air but no one could see me.

I was a master at hiding. But it wasn’t for a good reason.

One night though, one night I chose to do something different.

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i. she runs her fingers across the back of my hand and it feels like being struck by lightning. there is a storm overhead that hasn’t started yet, but the grey skies are not nearly as intimidating as her eyes on my lips

ii. we fall asleep under the same stars every night but years stretch further than the distance between our beds. I never fall asleep in her arms. I have never dreamed of something so much. 


iii. a night of firsts. first time skinny dipping. first time breaking into a pool. first time seeing her naked. not a first kiss, yet somehow it always feels so new.


iv. she buys a beat up car and I steal my freedom from under my parents’ thumb. the sound of tires on gravel still sounds like running away.


v. the fireflies stop showing up when we meet. the wind chills and we both freeze in place. I thought time had given us a pause but he doesn’t stop for anyone, not even the young trying to fall in love.


vi. letters only mean so much and no one ever means it when they say “we’ll keep in touch.” her kiss doesn’t feel new and I don’t know if she means it when she tells me “I’ll always love you.”


vii. I loved her. I love her. You never forget your first but it isn’t enough. It isn’t enough.

—  In Scrabble, LOVE is only worth 7 points || O.L.

i know it’s hard to accept compliments as anything other than lies. but when somebody blurts, “you’re beautiful,” take a breath. think of your dog, panting happily and covered in mud. think of your mother in her bathrobe with her hair in tinfoil while the dye sets. think of your best friend with her face streaked with tears and makeup. think of your little brother when he was sick and his face was a red puffy mess. think of how, even then, your heart swelled up with love of them. this is i think where compliments come from: when they look at you, no matter what, they see somebody beautiful, not some body, beautiful.

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everyone needs to watch this video right now, it’s very important (from the Quebecois show, Le coeur a ses raisons)

  • Miyagi: Don't say a word. Kamijou is right outside
  • Shinobu: ...Fergulous
  • Miyagi: Shinobu, I said no words
  • Shinobu: Oh I see how it works. Two weeks ago, we're playing Scrabble and it's not a word, now suddenly it is a word, because it's convenient for you

anonymous asked:

So what happened when dexnursey played monopoly ? (I love the scrabble post btw 💜💜💜 )

•well when i imagined it both dex and nursey were completely drunk when they played it so keep that in mind

•dex played with the little horse dude and refused to pick it up to move it and instead made it slowly gallop across the board. it takes him a full minute to go 10 spaces

•nursey tried to stack houses and said he was making a condo

•he later accused dex of gentrification when he built a hotel on baltic ave

•dex started hoarding all the money and claimed that he was representing corporate america

•nursey tried to make it rain with monopoly money but it didn’t really work and he might have cried a little (listen he’s an emotional drunk)

•dex: “babe quit the” [points to space on board] “WATER WORKS”

•halfway through dex hid the dice and just watched nursey wander around getting progressively more confused for like twenty minutes

•they christened the chance spaces “tango spaces” because of the giant question marks

•[points to diamond ring on luxury tax space] “why won’t you buy me a ring like that”

•nursey stepped on the iron piece and cut his foot

•"BABE I’M GONNA GET TETANUS" “no you’re not”

•nursey: [accidentally tears single monopoly bill] dex: “THE ECONOMY DEREK”

•"fuck this game. fuck capitalism. fuck the bourgeoisie landlords" “derek you sound like shitty”

•"i know i’m supposed to collect $200 but this game is super old so adjusting for inflation i’m gonna collect $1000" “will what the fuck”

•"you gotta go directly to jail derek" “WE’RE GETTING DIVORCED” “we aren’t even married”

•they don’t even finish the game it takes so long they fall asleep and when they wake up nursey has a house stuck to his face

•drunk monopoly is forever ruled out as a way to kill time it was so bad