Awake When I'm Sleeping

I'll tell you one thing

“I can’t believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn’t set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and petrified and vulnerable. But free? I don’t feel free. I feel like shit.”


― Melina Marchetta, Saving Francesca

If one is not enjoying one’s present, there isn’t a great deal to suggest that the future should be any better.

A Single Man

“Dear philosophers, I get sad when I think.
Is it the same with you?”

— Charles Simic, “A Letter”

You touched me
and I burned for Your embrace

Late Have I Loved You —St. Augustine

you call me God when it

gets good

though I do not exist to you

outside this room.

Phillip B. Williams

If there is something to desire,

there will be something to regret.

If there is something to regret,

there will be something to recall.

If there is something to recall,

there was nothing to regret.

If there was nothing to regret,

there was nothing to desire.

Vera Pavlova

I always wanted,
I always wanted,
to return
to the body
where I was born.

Allen Ginsberg

5am: the frogs
ask what is it, what is it?
It is what it is.
 Campbell McGrath
Yes, I live inside the piano,
but there is no need for you
to come and visit me.
 Katerina Rudcenkova  tr. by Alexandra Büchler

“I was going to be a memory when I grew up.”

Alejandro Zambra