ya know sometimes I run into people and they ask me “hey are you still writing poetry? I love your stuff” and it’s kind of like a part of me melts while the other part cringes and my face gets all sour, you know; like you’re asking about a lover that we don’t speak the name of anymore. Like, shit…
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- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014
"We went to war when we were 18."
“What’s your strongest memory from the war?”
“My unit was being transported by train when German planes began to attack us. We jumped out and started to run across a field. I had to carry my wounded friend on my shoulders, so I was moving pretty slow. One of the planes circled around, and dropped a bomb right near me. I felt something hit me in the back and I got thrown to the ground. I thought for sure I was hit, but I couldn’t see any blood. When I finally got to some cover, I pulled my backpack off my back, and saw that it had a giant hole in it. When I opened it up, I discovered that a piece of shrapnel had torn through everything and lodged itself in the leather sole of my boot.”
(Bila Tserkva, Ukraine)
she once asked me
the name of my
and I replied
and played along
and asked me
which one of his
works was my
i said it was