I’m sorry you were not truly loved and that it made you cruel.
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
Just make sure I… he remains occupied, doesn’t return to my ship. I’ll take care of the rest. Okay.
Jesse Parent - “Hotbox Love Poem” (NPS 2014)
"Just know that there are rings inside of me that are black and burned with the memory of you that I would carve away the bark of me to get at."
Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.