this is the first time you said hello and the time I ignored you on the elevator because I did not know yet that I loved you. these are the sheets that went untouched the first night you kissed me — you did not want more. This is the moment we romanticized my unshaved, prickly personality and made it something that could break.

Here it is -
all the moments you picked apart when you said goodbye,
strewn across the bathroom floor.

I ate your words like breath mints,
Tried to savor them, make them last forever,
so I never had to forget how you tasted,
but they burned a hole in my tongue.

explosive words are not meant to be consumed.
love was never meant to be toxic.

I have written three hundred and sixty seven poems
about our departure and my readers
tell me that I am unoriginal now.

I am still writing to heal my ache.
I am still writing to get it right.
if I am being honest, we tried too hard in the end.
I knew you were leaving when you put the toilet seat
back down and you did the laundry.

you cleaned the whole house and I knew you were
scrubbing every inch of yourself out of our home.
Whether this was for me or for you, I do not know.

I stare at these words you left me - these moments
we used to love.
I set them on fire
and wonder if I’ll catch, too.

Amanda Helm - Departure  (via amandaspoetry)

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red-lipstick:

Martin Stranka (b. 1984, Czech Republic) - I Am Winter, 2013     Photography

red-lipstick:

Martin Stranka (b. 1984, Czech Republic) - I Am Winter, 2013     Photography

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photojojo:

Most of us are familiar with making sand sculptures at the beach, but we’ve never seen ones like these before.

In her Gravity series, Claire Droppert creates innovative sculptures by simply tossing sand in the air and photographing the results. 

Photos of Sand Suspended in Midair 

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nuclearharvest:

Bottomless Stratum of Mental Oscillation by Kizimecca 2000

nuclearharvest:

Bottomless Stratum of Mental Oscillation by Kizimecca 2000

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pikeys:

Nine Symptoms, 2004 by Dan Estabrook

1) Shortness of Breath

2) Loss of Appetite 

3) Heart Rate Increase

4) Weakness

5) Fever

6) Chills

7) Sleeplessness

8) Delirium

9) Euphoria 

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unculturedmag:

Motoi Yamamoto - Floating Garden

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you’d see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on the floor of The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

The artist started working on the installation on February 24 and just completed it last night. The opening reception is tonight and it will remain on display until April 12. The salt, which was donated by The Morton Salt Company, will ultimately be dispersed into the Great Salt Lake.

For those unfamiliar with this artist, Yamamoto began working with salt in 1994 after his sister, just 24 at the time, died of brain cancer. In order to cope with her death, he began making art that reflected his grief. In Japan, salt is used as a part of rituals in some funeral ceremonies and also used to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones.

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'80. Sichuan province, China. The foot of an 8th century buddhist statue that stands 72 metres high. Photo by Bruno Barbey.

'80. Sichuan province, China. The foot of an 8th century buddhist statue that stands 72 metres high. Photo by Bruno Barbey.

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