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why did it
take me so long
to realize we do
not speak the same
language, and
that you are unwilling to learn mine
Anyway, you can’t leave her like that. You can’t do that to the woman. She doesn’t deserve it; nobody does. You don’t belong to her and she doesn’t belong to you, but you’re both part of each other; if she got up and left now and walked away and you never saw each other again for the rest of your lives, and you lived an ordinary waking life for another fifty years, even so on your deathbed you would still know she was part of you.

Iain Banks, “The Bridge” (via forever-and-alwayss)

Every step that I take is another mistake to you….

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God I want you
in some primal, wild way
animals want each other.
Untamed and full of teeth.

God I want you,
In some chaste, Victorian way.
A glimpse of your ankle
just kills me.

— Want, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)