The devastating tale of a sickly young woman and her domineering boyfriend.
Kenneth scoopin and Justin spankin.. forever reblog
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Tell me what it is, Dove
That makes your feathers bleed grey
And turned you invisible
Soaring gloriously along the nimbus’s billowy wisps
Tell me what happened to you, Dove
What made your velvet wings falter
The unsteady limp in your glide
Apologizing for being the most uncommon,
Dove—not a pigeon—
Tell me what about the world
Makes you waver and spiral out of the sky
The most important thing—
A birdhouse I’ve built for you
Somewhere inside of me
While I buried my heart in your leftover grains
A promising lift of the skinny,
And a longing croon into the sky
Smeared with the blue morning—
Tell me, Dove how you’ve fallen that far behind me
Rap on the doors
Hat in hand to grovel for you
While you peck softly
From my battered palms
Tell me what else, Dove
Sing me your secrets
As I glow the following morning
Suckling in you—with you
From Down Here, to Dove—With Love
Tell me, Dove
The filthy fingers
And sweet nothings
Kicked around your feet
Offered by chumps when your kind
The different kind is better
You don’t belong meandering aimlessly
Among sticky carpets—
Peppered with dulcet pieces of kernel
Would you—will you leave me, Dove?
Leave all of me for all the world
That made you quaver
Pick me up, Dove
Take me high as you can go
Until I know I’m already dead
From the slow fall
That I relish below me
We’ll sing and laugh
A screech so ear-splitting
Enough to chill Cloud Nine
And turn it into crystals
Enough to deface the sky
And find its limit as we pollute it
Will you leave me, Dove?
Will you fly?
Leave my dryly, rolling around
In the attic of your memory
Helpless as a tumbleweed
Will you leave me even while I chase you
Out of the storm’s eye?
Then let me fall, Dove
As I flail the wings I don’t even have
Watch me fall into your Hell
I wish I could tell you
This isn’t the way
As I crumble into myself
Desperate as you are to flee
But who will love you, Dove?
My most precious,
Let me fall, Dove
As soon as you leave me
While you glower down
At bloody splinters from the pasty
That got lost inside of me
On the way down…
Tell me what you want from me, Dove
What a crock of shit…
Let’s face it: you can’t cheat sleep. We spend a majority of our lives doing it and that’s nature. But certainly you’ve heard someone say something before like, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” and maybe even the occasional shouts of a parent on a Saturday, indignantly accusing you of being a lazy bum because, “It is already TWO in the afternoon and you’ve slept your day away!” However, what many fail to understand is that sleeping is not a luxury but a necessity. All that talk about being sneaky and tricking your body out of its natural sleeping rhythm so you can GO, GO, GO, is a complete myth, and not to mention, also extremely unhealthy. Sleep for you should be what water is to fish. Eventually, you’ve got to make time to sleep enough hours one way or another. But be honest, sometimes you just don’t know how to manage your time or how to make the effort to catch up on those Z’s. And being a busy college student, you’ll really want to try and fit in as many of those as you can. One of the most important factors of being successful in college and performing well is getting in the necessary hours of sleep you need (and besides, it’s never attractive to show up to class looking like an extra from Thriller).
Understandably, our bodies are probably still stuck in an entirely different time zone: “Summer Mode”. And after a few months we’re bound to get adjusted to our wacky sleeping hours. We’re creatures of habit, right? But here are several frightening effects due to lack of sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is linked to a number of problematic disorders and conditions such as diabetes and even depression; it can also lead to hazardous, even fatal consequences. Motor vehicle and machinery related crashes/accidents are two of the possible outcomes due to insufficient sleep. Can you imagine a campus with its streets swarming with traffic of sleepily nodding drivers? It’s the perfect combination for a disastrous nightmare.
Also, according to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, college students represent one of the most sleep-deprived segments of the population. So the big question you should ask yourself here is this: How can I fix what’s wrong here? Well, in order to do that, you have to pinpoint first what you’re doing wrong in the first place.
Number one: If you’re hitting the gym within a 3-hour time span before going to bed, that’s one of the big no-no’s. This doesn’t mean that you can just bail out on your workout routine in total, but you can always start off your day with a good workout rather than waiting late at night to kick around with Tae bo. If you’ve seen Legally Blonde, according to the vivacious Miss Elle Woods, exercising releases endorphins, and endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t kill their spouses.
Number two: Any other time, responsibly, Sir Jack Daniels and Mike’s Hard Lemonade might be your usual party accompaniers. But drinking before you hit the hay disturbs your natural sleep cycle. Usually, your body goes through several phases before you fall into a deep sleep. If you’re relying on the bottle for that tipsy feeling to lull you to sleep, your body is bound to miss out on some of the most important phases while you sleep; thus, significantly hindering the quality of your sleep.
Number three: Time to siesta! Cat naps, power naps—whatever you want to call them. If at any time during the day after class or before work you’re feeling drowsy, take a nap. And no, this is not code for go ahead and pass out for 4 hours. You’ll wake up feeling just as awful as you did before that ridiculously long nap. Instead, limit your nap to 20 or 30 minutes, usually before 2 pm. Just kick back, relax, think relaxing thoughts, and enjoy your cat nap. So you see? A power nap is the perfect substitute for those energy booster drinks. Because quite frankly, Redbull and its magical wings won’t necessarily help you get a passing grade or prevent a nasty accident.
Number four: Worrying. No. Some people say that the right time to sit alone with your thoughts to reflect is at night. Contrariwise, others might just say, “Sleep on it.” Your best bet is to go with the second piece of advice. Bedtime is sleepy-time. True, everyone’s worries aren’t the same and your worries may be, more or less, grave. Nevertheless, transform your bedroom solely into a stress-free environment. Kick those books off of the bed, turn off the lights (and yes, that does include the little glow coming from your phone for all of you chronic texting sufferers) and make it a place for relaxation and sleeping. Keep cozy pillows around and soft blankets. Maintain your room clean and filled with soothing incenses. Add mellow, relaxing colors around your bed like tones of blue.
Do with your sleeping environment whatever you will. Make it soft, make it mellow, make it Zen, make it new, and make it you. Oh, and above all things, remember my fellow insomniacs: Fret not and have sweet dreamZzz… J