A FIELD GUIDE TO THE WILDFLOWERS IN ME
Alpine Gold Hulsea algida
DESCRIPTION: One and one half to two inches wide, numerous yellow rays emanating from the flower, looks like the sun in her hair. Smells like fresh laundry. Blooms with the arrival of butterflies in the stomach. Has an even number of petals, will always end on “she loves me not.”
DISTRIBUTION: Grows in the warmest part of my rib cage, or wherever first loves are kept.
Red Columbine Aqilegia formosa var. truncata
[formosa- beautiful] [truncata- ends abruptly]
DESCRIPTION: Blooms one week in May, when the air is sticky. Petals are a deep red, a blush on freckled cheeks. Refuses to bloom in the same room as me, refuses to grow in my palms.
DISTRIBUTION: Grows along streams and briefly my lips, grows anywhere she has touched me.
Death Camas Zigadenus venenosus
[venenosus- very poisonous]
DESCRIPTION: Flowers are whitish, quarter inch in width, and cold to touch. Leaves are rough, like fingernails digging into skin. Named for the fatal results of eating the bulb, named after her poison.
DISTRIBUTION: Grows between my teeth, burning my throat, grows along the soft spot in my heel.
Harlequin Lupine Lupinus stiversii
DESCRIPTION: Purple and yellow blossoms, leaves are vaguely reminiscent of teeth. Seeds are poisonous if eaten. Flowers look as if they are wearing a mask. Death but with a more beautiful name.
DISTRIBUTION: Grows in the soft parts of my flesh, my open wounds.
Bleeding Hearts Dicentra formosa
[formosa- see above]
DESCRIPTION: Flowers are rose-purple to whitish, or the color of a fresh bruise. If observed long enough, flowers will actually bleed.
DISTRIBUTION: Grows between the fifth and sixth ribs.
Spreading Phlox Phlox diffusa
[Phlox- flame] [diffusa- spreading]
DESCRIPTION: Flowers are one half inch wide, pink or lilac or the color of an inferno. Sharply pointed leaves. When touched, feels like love, has been know to burn down cities. Feels a little like her name in my mouth.
DISTRIBUTION: Starts in the fingertips, spreads rapidly. Leaves the body in ashes, leaves the body aching for more.
anthony mackie is a gift to this world and i will hear nothing against it
#this is the best interview i’ve ever seen in my entire life
you’d think the Star Trek fandom would be a very intelligent and philosophical fandom but instead we all just sit here like
this is the mot accurate representation of this fandom that i have ever seen
Over 2 light years across and over 2000 light years away from Earth: The Ghost Nebula (Hubble)
Castiel and his wings <3
i never know what to
call you any more
clogs up my throat
my tongue swells
in my mouth
my body shakes
and sweat pools
in my palms
because the endearments
i used to give you
because the word
doesn’t even come close
when it’s choked up