the way i am.

"I wouldn't want a boy to think I was pretty
unless he was the kind of boy who thought I was pretty."

-Everything is Illuminated, Jonathon Safran Foer

"I knew a clean man
but he was not for me.
Now I sew green aprons
over covered seats. He

wades the muddy water fishing,

falls in, dries his last pay-check

in the sun, smooths it out

in Leaves Of Grass.
the one for me."
-Lorine Niedecker