my heart is an unidentified failing objectTonight’s Moonlighting feature is Northampton poet John Mortara! This is from his poem “My Heart is an Alien Spacecraft,” published in The Fiddleback (via bostonpoetryslam)
there is not enough evidence to confirm or deny the existence of my heart
many people have claimed to have seen my heart
but it was only a weather balloon slash military test flight
OH TOO TENDER TRUTHS
am I sick from anxiety or am I actually physically ill? a memoir by me
am i lazy or horribly depressed: the sequel
does everyone hate me or am I just very insecure: the completion of the trilogy
i’ve spent as long as i can remember being uncomfortable in my own skin, due to inappropriate behaviors from men, a less than perfect upbringing, among other things. but i’m trying to change my thinking, and feel beautiful despite the 35 lbs i’ve gained. it’s cold and i like eating! here’s me today, it feels good to look at this picture and think that i still look great. therapy has been very important in helping me feel better about myself, and bettering the way i think.
nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
i can not choose between.
you and the poem.
and if i must. it will be the poem.
if i must.
it was not love.
love does not ever want
hungry. for my own
flowers. performing self surgeries on my bone in a bed. starving myself
of my own touch.