person: i hate cats
me: what the fuck
The sun inside of him
could set the kingdom ablaze;
he knows this, he does.
And he still asks me to love him,
to face the flame.
Find me in the ashes.”
— Emily Palermo, excerpt of Apollo
“I need a life that isn’t just about needing to escape my life.”
— Robert Polito, excerpt from “Please Refrain from Talking During the Movie”