Mermaid Motel

Art. Sin & Confession

“I want my cake and I wanna eat it too. I wanna have fun and be in love with you.”

—   Lolita, Lana del Rey

there is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of
the hands of a clock.

people so tired
mutilated
either by love or no love.

people just are not good to each other
one on one.

the rich are not good to the rich
the poor are not good to the poor.

we are afraid.

our educational system tells us
that we can all be
big-ass winners.

it hasn’t told us
about the gutters
or the suicides.

or the terror of one person
aching in one place
alone

untouched
unspoken to

watering a plant.

—   Love is a dog from hell, Charles Bukowski

“People say there are other fish in the sea. I say, “Fuck you; she was my sea!””

—   J.Faulkner

“Never be afriad to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.”

“You can’t fall if you don’t climb…But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.”

“Some people view discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.”

—   Julie Andrews

“Nothing is stronger than habit.”

—   Ovid
Alice Knackfuss

“Are you the person you wanted to be? Or are you someone you don’t recognize anymore?”

—   Susane Colasanti