The Whole Half

ASK A THING   23. Aspiring Gallerina. Big queer (literally- I am quite tall). Veggie. Romantic to my own detriment, probably.Lover of gin, (andwhiskeyandbeer) literature, art, geurilla gardening/urban farming, cats, ladies, football (soccer) and the things in this blog.

the animal question →

I can scratch animals on their chin.
“All About Me” poster outside an Ann Arbor kindergarten classroom

it just occurred to me: to wonder about what you’re thinking as our bodies move solid and soft together, as you push aside my wool, flannel; cotton around my ankles. I think instead sometimes of evolution: cell division, the natural selections, other coital interminglings. Conjugal seconds and hours; millions of years’ nuclear fission. Cells splitting into new coiled strands, mysterious data like a lab chart, a seed catalog.

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Yesterday she delivered baby goats. One kid had its leg tucked up alongside its body. They are supposed to dive out, though: the long journey from liquid to air. The amniotic sac bulged. Then there was fluid. A glistening alien puddle wetted the straw. The glove went up to her elbow. She reached inside to move the leg. Tom, his ears covered with a blue fleece headband, coached: Which side is it on and can you feel the nose? Let me try again okay sweetheart she murmured, intent. (It was like the night before.) I clenched and throbbed in mammal empathy. Noises almost familiar.

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We debate what bodies want, and how is that instinct/how we inscribe desires onto the bodies we have, describe: furry, uncertain. Mammals hold each other at times like this, licking fur and eyelids. When we awake to the radio, when I rub the side of your thigh at a party, I ask myself (ask you/ask all of us) what does it mean to be a mammal: who will scratch us on the chin?

–KRISTEN STONE

— 9 hours ago with 1 note
#Poetry  #queer  #Kristen stone  #love 
handslikeflowers:

FUNNY STORY- 
this was taken at the Two Oceans aquarium in South Africa and about two months before RiRi posted this, I had taken a similar photo while there in front of the SAME crab:

#NEVERFORGET
(also, for the entertainment of thewholehalf)

handslikeflowers:

FUNNY STORY

this was taken at the Two Oceans aquarium in South Africa and about two months before RiRi posted this, I had taken a similar photo while there in front of the SAME crab:

#NEVERFORGET

(also, for the entertainment of thewholehalf)

(Source: christinefriar)

— 2 months ago with 122572 notes
#hilarious  #lols  #i miss steph 
A poem

You are a very muscle memory to me
thoughts of you dwell in parts of my body
that I have have no name for
but which tense, recoile
at the mention of your name
at the a glimpse of picture
of your almost-forgotten face.

Memories of your childhood lurk in my cells
unwitting, lingering intimacies
released into the blood stream by what?
a sudden movement
a change in temperature
a laugh, a touch.

You are a very muscle memory to me
How many years
How many layers of skin must be brushed away
by a hundred other lovers
before I regenerate without you?

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#poem  #longing  #love 
To be a good man: A stream of thought from conversation. →

milesinthesky:

Being a good man in terms of strength and purpose is to protect those you love, to use force and be willing to fight to death only when it is the last option to guard something that requires it. There is no value in the facade of “strength” that crumbles to shit the moment it matters most.

To be…

— 3 months ago with 4 notes
#Masculinity  #strength  #women  #men 

wsswatson:

fk4eva:

marinashutup:

in which the actor who plays one of television’s least likeable characters is actually super considerate and cool

How can he be such a despicable cunt, then…

(Source: kazuos, via fabulous-fitblr)

— 3 months ago with 401011 notes
#Cutie!  #Joffrey  #yes  #Nice guy 

My longing for you is a room
If whose door is left ajar,
Floods the house of my heart.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#Poem  #love  #longing  #poetry 

tacobellgoddess:

 

When confronted with a cuddly cat, the lizard simply continues to lizard.

I will never not reblog this.

(Source: ofelias, via geekmonkeycellist)

— 3 months ago with 636781 notes
#Love  #cat  #lizard