Don’t fall in love with that  woman 

Don’t fall in love with a woman who reads, a woman who feels too much, a woman who writes. 

Don’t fall in love with an educated, magical, delusional, crazy woman. Don’t fall in love with a woman who thinks, who knows what she knows and also knows how to fly; a woman sure of herself. 

Don’t fall in love with a woman who laughs or cries making love, knows how to turn her spirit into flesh; let alone that one who loves poetry (these are the most dangerous) or spends half an hour contemplating a painting and isn’t able to live without music. 

Don’t fall in love with a woman who is interested in politics and is rebellious and feels a huge horror from injustice. One who does not like to watch television at all. Or a woman who is beautiful no matter the features of her face or her body. 

Don’t fall in love with a woman who is intense, entertaining, lucid and irrelevant. Don’t wish to fall in love with a woman like that. Because when you fall in love with a woman like that, whether she stays with you or not, whether she loves you or not, from a woman like that, you never come back. 

– Martha Rivera Garrido

I have known. 

I have played in pink while having skeletons in my closet and monsters under my bed. I have known how to be normal. While not. 

I have given scars while healing my own. I have healed scars while slicing myself open. I have known how to give. And take. 

I have seen where your eyes flicker when you think no one is noticing. I have been the only thing that crosses your mind when you are drunk. I have been in shadows. And out of them. 

I have made you see red in black. I have known how to make you dread the colours. And love the nightmares. 

I have leashed your demons and made them fall in love with mine. 

I have known how to make you believe in heaven and hell. With the scribes on your back.