a collage of reds—
the half-full wineglass gleams
sultry burgundy and ruby rich,
her hair the colors of every precious metal
brass and bronze and gold,
none so precious as she, cords braided through her curls,
sunset and campfire and ruddy coals—

and greens all through her veins,
vine whip and moss plush
and sprawling summer leaves sunlit
into a web of capillaries and shadows,
flecked bloodstone and striped malachite,
cool polish, cat’s eye calm, and forest pulse;

her wings are flame and her voice is aloe,
and seeing someone’s heart can make you a healer
or a very accurate assassin

When she speaks her voice
is falling water,
lilt of a silver fountain,
low thunder of rain
torrential in the night.
A river curls beneath it.

When she speaks her words
are starlight; the roil
of plasma blazes
amid vastness
too cold to freeze.
White-hot diamond glitter.

She flows in the darkness, river-named,
daughter of the night sky,
and burns, a star-in-glory, a storm.

carpeumbra:

opalborn said: some of us are alright <3

See I know some of yall love yourselves but honestly I’m like do the majority of yall love yourselves?

Because if we look at Fifty Shades sales ima say no

I was working in a bookstore when it came out, and it was one of the most depressing experiences of my life. The women who wanted the book and couldn’t bring themselves to ask where it was, the women who giggled when they looked at it, the women who bought it in a stack of other books so no one could see the cover… it made me sad.

tchy:

*grumbles about being tagged*

Name: Mari

Gender: female

Height: 5’4

Orientation: bisexual (and polyamorous if that counts idk)

Age: 27 and you are all babies

Eye Color: dark brown

Hair Color: darker brown

Smoke? cigarettes keep me functional

Drinking? hahahahahahaha New Orleans

Drugs? I don’t have time for drugs anymore, which is kinda lame

Job: teaching high school, hell yeah

Favorite color: the bluest blue to ever blue

Favorite band: I actually have no idea. Florence+the Machine? OneRepublic?

Siblings: Six sisters, one brother. Yes really.

Tattoos: “All knowledge is worth having” on my left shoulderblade

Favorite book: Complete Works of Shakespeare? I have no idea really. Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. Robin McKinley’s Sunshine.

Perfect date: not-boyfriend and I went to see Dark Knight Rises the day after we met. Nat and I went to the Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras parade. Anything that enables dressing up and/or having lots of opinions is good for me.

Hobbies your followers might not know of yet: I make jewelry, simple thread or hemp stuff. And I speak Japanese; does that count as a hobby?

Tagging: nope, not tagging — anyone who wants to, do the thing

wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil: quote series part 1

i have love the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night 
-sarah williams

(she repeats this to herself as she walks the streets under the night sky. it comforted her as a child, and it still speaks to her now. she does not fear the night, as the stars watch over her.)

wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil: quote series part 1

i have love the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night 

-sarah williams

(she repeats this to herself as she walks the streets under the night sky. it comforted her as a child, and it still speaks to her now. she does not fear the night, as the stars watch over her.)