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I make a lot if excuses for you
to avoid a broken heart. You’re
shy and unsure, you’re busy,
you’re anxious, you’re waiting
for the right time, you just need
some convincing. I keep my
thoughts on your arms around
my waist; I keep my thoughts
on your voice on the phone,
and never this: that I should
never have to convince a man
to want me, that not telling me
you have feelings for me
probably means that you don’t.

- anne, you know I want you but won’t say you want me (via anneisrestless)

I make a lot if excuses for you
to avoid a broken heart. You’re
shy and unsure, you’re busy,
you’re anxious, you’re waiting
for the right time, you just need
some convincing. I keep my
thoughts on your arms around
my waist; I keep my thoughts
on your voice on the phone,
and never this: that I should
never have to convince a man
to want me, that not telling me
you have feelings for me
probably means that you don’t.

- anne, you know I want you but won’t say you want me
, #poetry #poem #spilled ink #poets on tumblr #love #prompt: my friend knows I like him but hasn't said he likes me

When we had our first big fight, you asked me if I had watched that movie and if I knew that scene - you know the one - where the broken up couple who hadn’t seen each other in years finally reunites and the girl realizes her mistake, and all the lost love, and all the regret. Anyway, when you and I finally made up, you said that while we weren’t talking you kept picturing me in it. It was the first time I knew you were in love with me. Okay this is what I’m really getting at here: I know we haven’t spoken in some time now, and I know it’s for the best, but I’m just wondering if I still star in the movies in your head. You still star in mine. Last night I was Rachel and you were Ross. The night before it was Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. I can’t stop replaying the ways we could find each other again. Look, I know this is hard and I don’t want to make it harder but I just want to see you. We can make believe just for one night. Me, Allie and you, Noah. You, Gatsby and me, Daisy

- anne, the balcony scene
, #poetry #prose #poem #poets on tumblr #breakup #love #prompt: I want him back so bad #this is a bit different than my usual #but anyhoooo

You’re trying to leave like a
clean houseguest, taking all
the garbage with you and
making the bed with the dirty
sheets. It’s not that easy - I
can’t unlove you with a shower
and a box of chocolate or
forget you with a bottle of cheap
wine. This ‘staying friends’ thing
is a lie - we both know it - but
I’d rather try to have this than
nothing. You’re not offering me
a soft landing, just running off
and telling me I’ll be okay, but I
won’t be - not without you. If I
can’t love you as someone who’s
mine, I want to try to love you
as a friend.

- anne, let’s stay friends
, #poetry #poem #spilled ink #poets on tumblr #breakup #prompt: he says we can't even be friends but I need him

Don’t fall for the boy who has
seen you makeup-free or with
a face scrunched-up with ugly,
uncontrollable laughter or tears;
the one you call your best friend.
Instead, fall for the ones that lift
out easily, the ones that wash
away with tough soap, the ones
that have only ever been in the
part of your heart meant for
romance. Don’t fall for the boy
who you need as a friend because
when he breaks your heart, who
will be the one to fix it?

- anne, fall for anyone but him
, #poetry #poem #spilled ink #poets on tumblr #breakup #prompt: I've had a broken heart before but it was worse when it was my best friend

There’s no need in your voice
anymore, no longing or missing
when we spend time apart; this
was the first thing I noticed. You
get up for a glass of water and
don’t think to ask if I’m thirsty
too, you forget I’m behind you
and I have to catch the door as
it closes on me. These are tiny
things, but they’re all part of the
same problem: your veins used
to be so full of me that you saw
my face even when we weren’t
together, but lately you’ve been
forgetting I’m there when
we’re in the same room.

- anne, i can see you falling out of love with me
, #poetry #poem #spilled ink #poets on tumblr #breakup #prompt: slowly falling out of love #I AM WRITING ALL THE PROMPTS TODAY #FINALLY FEELING INSPIRED IT HAS BEEN SO LONG
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