Author: Emma Bleker

Emma Bleker lives in Austin, Texas. She can found on Tumblr and Twitter.

how to love a burning man

Take baths in gasoline.
Light candles next to
your bed.

Try to get used to
the feeling of shedding
your skin and not being
able to grow yourself
back.

Keep fire ants in your
sheets, give them
some place warm to
sleep.

Scream for the pictures
in the homes destroyed
by the thing you love.

Keep water by your
bedside. Never drink it.

Look straight into the
sun, do not close your
eyes. After a while, it
won’t hurt so bad.

on loving people like you

He pulled up his
sleeves and asked
to compare scars;
I said my best ones
were in my head.