"Where can I go
then, with a new face, another name,

if the body is a temple I
have too many gods. I owe
too many favors that only
I will recall."

Brandon Amico, “Eve of the Carnival,” published in Cartridge Lit (via bostonpoetryslam)

(via genevievewillkillyou)

"…and I’m jealous of every girl who came before me. The girls you knew, the girls you kissed, before you had even heard my name."

smile & face the camera

My mom is something else.
She came with me last night
To take my senior portraits.

One of my photographers was
Bubbly and full of joy when I walked towards her.
I was in my hula competition outfit.
She told me to dance
And she will capture me
In the motion,
In character,
In my best essence.
So I danced.
Everyone in the studio stopped to watch.
I saw smiles everywhere,
Including her.
She thanked me for the best shoot she had done today,
And lead me back to my dressing room.

The next lady was a bit grouchy
For it was the last shift of the day;
So it was understandable.
My mom decided to watch this one.
Joke after joke,
Giggles.
At the end of that station, she thank us.
She said “I hadn’t smiled or laughed so hard in my life”

The next lady just wanted out
But managed to crack a smile here and there.

the receptionist, Cameron,
Whom had already grown found of my mom and I
For from the very start, made his laugh so hard
He nearly landed on his butt.
Everyone was filled with joy
And everyone thanked us for a good time as we left.

Moral of the story:
Always be happy for your happiness can rub off on others making their day just a little bit more enjoyable. Don’t be afraid to be who you are, don’t be afraid to crack lame jokes, and don’t be afraid to laugh until you cannot breathe.

pallet-town-julie-brown:

kudos to mtv for spreading this message tho

(Source: lookdifferentmtv, via samanthakarissa)

OUR COACH

samanthakarissa:

DANCES HULA
*cheehoos for sexiness*
*cries of happiness*
*dies happy*

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