caitlin kerka. 22. newjersey. graduated from High Point University, NC.

on my own trip.

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  • the good things today:
    -It’s Saturday.
    -I get to drink 40s with dan when he’s off work at noon.
    -I get to see jackie later and hug her cause man do I need that.

    20 September, 2014


Spotted while house-hunting, unfortunately it wasn’t for sale.
    Anonymous: What quote changed your life? Something that you heard once and you never stopped hearing.


    It’s really hard to name just one, so I’ll give you a few and make a timeline.

    1.) The first quote that ever overwhelmed me was one by Zelda Fitzgerald. I read it about 7 years ago and it was the only quote in my head (I hadn’t even thought about writing poetry at this point):

    I do not want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.

    2.) I cried when I read this because, for once, it took the words right out of my mouth. I didn’t even know I felt this way until I read it. Sylvia Plath wrote:

    I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give.”

    3. This one changed everything for me. I read it and wondered if I’d ever love someone like that. Just the determination and the complete surety of this quote. It gets me every time. There’s no question in it, just this permanency that overtakes everything. It’s by Kiersten White:

    And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.”

    4.) This one fucked me up. Fucked me up. I just. Any talk of coming back from the dead, of reanimating your bones just to love again, I’m sold. I’m gone. It’s by Phillip Pullman and I’m crying just writing it oh my god:

    I will love you forever; whatever happens. Until I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, until I find you again.”

    20 September, 2014


    Jesus Christ // Brand New

    20 September, 2014

    found this drunk one from the weekend


    I hate the way you’re leaning and you’re looking at your phone.
    I hate the way I feel like dying when I’m alone.

    19 September, 2014

    but you keep showing up in all of my dreams

    19 September, 2014