im waterfalling the whole sea

love poetry by steve roggenbuck, thank you for watching

And the moon, sometimes you can forget about the moon but then one day when you’re walking out of a building there it is in the sky and you say, “Wow, waxing gibbous already? That’s fucked up!” and it kind of reminds you that you are on a rock in space too. And when you look at the stars, or when you image search for pictures of galaxies to photoshop cats on them, that’s something you’re part of too. This is our family photo album. We are animals on a rock in space. We are part of this gigantic, confusing, brutal and awe-inspiring world, and it’s not boring to be here, and how could it ever be boring at all.

Steve Roggenbuck, stop pretending it’s boring to be alive.

If I’m having a bad day I take a gamble and listen to this. Two things can happen as a direct result, either I will crumble and be a sobbing but weirdly gratitude filled mess for a thousand years, or I’ll feel really good.

Today I feel good, it feels good to be an animal on a rock in space.


I was reminded of this beautiful reading of Walt Whitman by @steveroggenbuckfrom four years ago – it makes me teary every time. Steve is such a pure force for good in the world.

in the absolutely dark sea i have birds that land on me and go inside me
let me go near u to touch u
let me put my birds exactly in your mouth
what can i do if u are moonlighted and bare knees
what is there now
everything on u i want
u are something softer than star filled nights
i am going to kiss u and say 666 in your mouth
i feel happy every time i see your name on the internet
i want it to be 70 degrees and us kissing
do you want that
my mouth is for u
my permanently bird filled mouth is for u
like an ocean my birds are toward the outside of me
my flowers fall onto u on your mouth
and sometimes you are in my flowers
and sometimes i have flowers falling on u and off u
i am like various animals when i am with u i can’t even tell which ones
so many quite airplanes landing in u constantly
be in me like my breath is
i want to put my mouth on you like the stars on the night
your pretty interesting to me because you are the most bird like person
your like a bird because i like birds and i like u
i just like who u are
if we’re watching a movie and its not very good in the first half hour
we can turn it off and kiss
theres no reason for us to watch movies that are just ok
kissing with u is remarkable
if the movie is not remarkable we have better things to do
i need u on ur back somewhere
i sing into your mouth pretending you are dead
it sounds like u are the ocean
i hold ur mouth like a cup
it sounds like u are full of what the sky is full of
—  steve roggenbuck