Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
— Mandy Hale (via coyotegold)
I was a fallow field ruined by brackish flood,
but I would choose the wave over the wind,
I would swamp your world with wreckage,
I would hold fast to you, and you would be saved.
— Ron Slate, from “The Great Wave,” The Paris Review (Summer 2009)