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A professor once told me that a successful poet makes enough money from writing poetry to keep a stock of typewriter ribbon. His point: poets aren’t going to get paid; they’re not going find themselves as best-sellers with their picture on the side of a bus. They’re doing a thing that is valuable and communicative because they enjoy doing it. I mean, writing poems is very difficult. It’s a grind. But as hard as it is, there are few things I would rather be doing than writing a poem. Maybe that’s how it should be for someone who writes poetry. You have to find that thing inside of the poem that makes writing it worthwhile, even without external validation.
If homophobia were a conversation about food...
Homophobic Person: My favorite food is pizza!
Homosexual Person: Cool! My favorite food is pasta!
Bisexual Person: I like both!
Pansexual Person: Hey guys, I don't have a favorite! I'll pretty much eat what tastes good to me.
Asexual Person: I like the way food looks and smells more than the way it tastes.
Homophobic Person: whAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU DISGUSTING PEOPLE WHY ISN'T PIZZA YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?!?! YOU'RE GOING TO HELL.