“I say if you love something, set it in a small cage and pester and smother it with love until it either loves you back or dies.”
— Mindy Kaling
“I pour my heart into an unopened bottle of wine.
It has been about a week since he hasn’t responded.
Half of my bed is on the floor, sheets included.
It is Tuesday again and he loves a girl who isn’t me.”
— Danielle Shorr, “14 Days”
“i ask did you ever love me?
you say of course, of course so quickly
that you sound like someone else
i ask are you made of steel? are you made of iron?
you cry on the phone, my stomach hurts
i let you leave, i need someone who knows how to stay.”
— Warsan Shire, “the unbearable weight of staying (the end of the relationship)”
“If you have to ask someone…
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