it hurt when I stumbled across her.
she was like broken glass all along the floor.
but it was beautiful and my curiosity got the best of me.
I remember looking at her and all I could see was pain.
she had this insane look of desperation; you could almost feel it.
and yet her eyes were still hollow; like the life had been sucked out of her.
I wanted to pick up her pieces.
I wanted to put her back together.
and so I tried. I really did.
I got a little cut along the way.
the more I tried to fix her the more fragile I became myself but I didn’t care.
I wanted to see her happy.
every time I made her laugh I thought about how I wanted to make her laugh forever.
she was getting better.
eventually she was put together enough to get up and walk away.
but she didn’t take me with her.
and I’ve been stuck sitting here where I first found her.
wondering if the pieces left on the floor are hers or mine.
I should probably get the fuck up.
oh my fucking god
Are you going to care about your degree when you're old and dying, care about what's important and always will be, such as friends and family. It gets hard to remain focused on what is actually real and worth doing in life but choose what you want, not what society is telling you to do because then, it's not what you want.
James White photoshoot - 2004
- From “Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey and Clover),” directed by Kenichi Kasai (2005)
salad and stab wound