Lovin' ain't easy when you're running scared. Every day is a new day to do it the right way. The name's Irina; Born in Ukraine, raised in Brooklyn, NY. 25. One part original art, two parts art appreciation.




The First Step.
"Eviction notice from my self-esteem to my insecurities" had me in tears. I thought I was the only one feeling that way…I really needed that.<:

Emm Roy‘s notes && poems are simply amazing.
I now own ALL of her books && this makes me happy.
Thank you emmisnotshortforemma

Thank you as well. You’re kinder than I deserve. 

(ps. anyone who is interested in my book The First Step can download a free digital copy here or buy the paperback version here)

(Source: the-beauty-half-betrayed)

And if I was to say that I really, really wanted to get to know you,
it would just be an understatement:
Me, I want to pour your thoughts into a wine glass
and sip them slow with a straw like I’m on vacation;
I want to light candles and bathe for hours in secrets that you’ve just never had the courage
to say out loud—
I’m ready.
I’m ready to grab onto your dreams and jump in a pool head first just to see if
hope still floats—I want to float next to you.
I’m talking like, ten feet above cumulus clouds
so no one can ever rain on our parade.

Rudy Francisco (via rarararambles)

Best poem ever.

I love even
the pieces
of you that
you never
let me see.

it was all about this once, Emma Bleker (via stolenwine)

My father’s lips touch his beer bottle more than my mother’s skin. He spends more time staring at the television than he does looking at her. Most of the time he chooses work over date nights, or relaxing evenings at home. He stopped taking her out for her birthday, and she stopped asking to spend more time with him.

Sometimes when she talks, my father doesn’t listen, and she gets no response. When he talks it’s usually about work, or how he needs my mom to do something. I don’t know what it is, I know they love each other, I guess that’s just what happens after being together for more than twenty years.

I just feel like so many couples lose sight of what’s important, because they think of how this person has stuck around for so long, what would make them leave now? I just don’t want my future marriage to be small talk in the evening. or red roses once a year on Valentine’s Day.

I’m afraid of it happening, I am. I just think, the older the love, the more it should be cherished not ignored.

i.c. // “I want something more.” (via delicatepoetry)