S.E. Hinton, That Was Then, This Is Now
my hands have been
through more than
your mind, and if you
look at my palms
close enough, you can
see worn out creases
from reaching out
to people who never
can admit to needing
a helping hand.
Rule #1: Never believe anything anyone tells you in bed. Beds are safe spaces where lies take root and grow, grow, grow all the way to the ceiling until, suddenly, you’ll find yourself surrounded by nothing but lies. Overgrown weeds you have to whack your way through just to get out of bed. Some people never leave though. Some people are comforted by the lies so they sleep with them every night.
This can’t be you. You have to get out of bed. As fast as you can.
He will say sweet things to you in bed, things you can’t believe are coming out of his mouth. It’s easy to say those sweet things when you’re lying next to a naked body. Try telling them again when you’re in a turtleneck and have a cold and ice is sticking to your face. It’s a lot harder then.
Ryan O’Connell, Why He Will Never Love You