the poet on fire

“we’re all worth it, man. we’re all worth millions of planets and stars and galaxies and universes.” — River Phoenix

“Tell me. What is love like?” she whispers to him under the stars. He stares off before the words fell from his lips like embers.

“Love. It’s like fire.

It’s so beautiful to look at. It is wonderful to make and have… but if you aren’t careful it, then it will burn you.

It will engulf your soul and leave nothing but dark ashes behind.

Love is both a warm fire on a cold night and a terrifying wildfire when exploring. Beautiful from afar, but a horror when too close.

I guess, simply put, love is something that with just enough distance could keep you warm and alive through the darkest winters in your life.”
His voice drifted off into the darkness and she knew he hadn’t kept enough distance before.

His dark eyes were ashes of a burning love.

He had been burnt.

—  Excerpts from a book I’ll never write #66

at the end of the day,
you’re still the
very last thing
that comes to mind.

you were the sun,
shimmering and
dancing in light,
over the tumultuous
tide of the deepest
waters of my being.

burning me,
extinguished
by me,
a cycle of
starts and finishes,
fires and steam,
always together
but always apart.

but I hope that the
fire you once lit
inside of me
never dies,

like I hope that the
flame that ignites
you is never
smothered out.

shine brightly
my love,
no matter
where you go
or what you do.

and maybe one day,
in another time and place,
where the sunlight
touches the sea,
we can burn
away together,
till the end
of time.

—  don’t let your fire burn out(5/23/17), thekaijusleeps

Tonight I sit in the apartment alone,
basking in the faint glow of a Christmas
tree we never took down. Maybe because
things were better then, serving as a
memory that stands as a tall, artificial
reminder of less worry, more love.
I impulsively clean the place sometimes
because I can’t stand the clutter. I imagine
picking up pieces of our relationship and
gluing them back together. Tape together
the old movie tickets I tore in half. Refill
that wine box I drained (I swear it was an
accident). Take back touching his skin
and embracing his worries when you
needed me most.
I am an impulsive soul and I am sorry
you were caught in the crossfire of
my sins.

I continue for an hour straight tossing
empty beer cans and wine bottles into
the garbage and wonder if I’m throwing
away something more here. The Christmas
tree is still lit so perhaps there’s hope yet.

—  it’s a dim glow but it’s still on fire // Haley Hendrick
my eyes burn from crying,
and my skin feels like ice.
i feel fire in my lungs,
as i struggle to catch my breath.
my body is frigid and frozen,
my hands are numb.
too often does my body fight itself,
contrasting feelings that combine,
to create one toxic emotion.
i am tired of being a freezing fire,
something so impossible to understand that nobody tries.
—  Freezing Fire // a.p // 05.22.17
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Sometimes personal experience is the only way to learn.
You cant scare a girl by screaming ‘fire’ if she thinks she wants to burn.
—  Burn Me Down I’m Begging You // Reposted from July