seen from a great enough distance i cannot be seen
i feel this as an extremely distinct sensation
of feeling like shit; the effect of small children
is that they use declarative sentences and then look at your face
with an expression that says, ‘you will never do enough
for the people you love’; i can feel the universe expanding
and it feels like no one is trying hard enough
the effect of this is an extremely shitty sensation
of being the only person alive; i have been alone for a very long time
it will take an extreme person to make me feel less alone
the effect of being alone for a very long time
is that i have been thinking very hard and learning about
     existence, mortality
loneliness, people, society and love; i am afriad
that i am not learning fast enough; i can feel the universe
     expanding
and it feels like no one has ever tried hard enough; when i cried in
     your room
it was the effect of an extremely distinct sensation that ‘i am the
     only person
alive,’ ‘i have not learned enough,’ and ‘i can feel the universe expanding and making things be further apart
and it feels like a declarative sentence
whose message is that we must try harder’
written by Tao Lin, “i will learn how to love a person and then i will teach you and then we will know”
Posted 1 year ago with 233 Notes
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