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We have a refrigerator magnet that reads,
‘I’ll quit smoking when you quit breathing.’
When I was a kid I would hold my breath until I choked but my father still burned through a pack a day, my mother still stopped at convenience stores, still shelled out money to Marlboro. She complained about wasting money when we asked for candy at checkout.

When I was too old for blue-faced protests but not old enough to be cynical,
I found myself half in love with a boy who craved nicotine like I craved his skin.
One day I pointed at the cigarette glowing in his hand and said,
You smoke like they’ll make you live forever.
He rolled up his sleeves and showed me the scars criss-crossing his arms.
No, he told me.
I smoke like I’ll die tomorrow.
Because if I smoke enough, I will.

I started to notice my father’s weary eyes,
My mother’s trembling hands.
I wondered if they were as invincible as I’d always thought they were.
I wondered if they thought about tombstones with every flick of the lighter.
I wondered if that’s what made them raise the cigarette to their lips.

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I never saw the cigarettes on our coffee table in the same light. (via poppyflowerpoetry)

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oate:

you only realise how bad the jokes on this site are until you actually say one out loud

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iglovequotes:

Daily dose of love quotes here

iglovequotes:

Daily dose of love quotes here

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theladysparks:

theladysparks:

Billy’s Western Wear is a dangerous place for me. I just want to buy all of the boots.

It’s going around again. So I wanted it back on my blog.

theladysparks:

theladysparks:

Billy’s Western Wear is a dangerous place for me. I just want to buy all of the boots.

It’s going around again. So I wanted it back on my blog.

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sleepsonthejob:

sleepsonthejob:

How I spent my afternoon.

Wow I can’t believe this made it back to my dash in less than 2 days!

sleepsonthejob:

sleepsonthejob:

How I spent my afternoon.

Wow I can’t believe this made it back to my dash in less than 2 days!

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browngirlinterrupted:

don’t check up on people who have decided you are not in their picture anymore. you don’t need to know how they’re doing. save yourself the trouble, seriously.

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bananapancakexo:

beauti-fit:

Tonight’s mood…

Reblog every time.

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