for touch, for nights & for the things we still have no words for
He does funny stuff like send me lots of water emojis after I send him fire emojis bc I'm rly angry and I didn't get it in the first place and then he said oh it's to extinguish ur fire. Idk it's just kinda rly cute to me.
Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Her…
You're in a car with a beautiful boy, and he won't tell you that he loves you, but he loves you. And you feel like you've done something terrible, like robbed a liquor store, or swallowed pills, or shoveled yourself a grave in the dirt, and you're tired. You're in a car with a beautiful boy, and you're trying not to tell him that you love him, and you're trying to choke down the feeling, and you're trembling, but he reaches over and he touches you, like a prayer for which no words exist, and you feel your heart taking root n your body, like you've discovered something you don't even have a name for. You're in a car with a beautiful boy, except he doesn't know he's beautiful. You're in a car with a beautiful boy who thinks he's mediocre and you're both choking down awkward stammers and stutters, because these days, "I love you" is a dangerous fucking thing to say. You're trembling and he's trying his best n…