"I just want someone who won’t get annoyed when I text them six times or in all caps. Someone I can go on long drives with and can sing along to the radio with. Someone I can eat pizza with at 2am and kiss at 6pm. Someone who chooses me everyday and never thinks twice about it."
"My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress."
"You used to believe in this city of miracles,
but that was three heartbreaks ago.
it’s been sleeping with the windows open
hoping someone will hear
your heart breaking
from three doors down.
it’s been thinking too long about
cashiers who ask you how your day’s been and
tell you to stay safe.
it’s been setting the sky on fire
and dancing in the ash that follows.
it’s been poetry you can’t understand
and poetry that rips you apart in the wrong places.
staying up at night to talk to your oldest mistake,
when you swear you’re just praying
When you swear you’ve
moved beyond all of that."