Richard Siken Quotes

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Richard Siken Quotes

O how he loves you, darling boy. Oh how, like always, he invents the monsters underneath the bed to get you to sleep next to him, chest to chest or chest to back, the covers drawn around you in an act of faith against the night.
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A man takes his sadness down to the river and throws it in the river
but then he's still left
with the river. A man takes his sadness and throws it away
but then he's still left with his hands.

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If you love me, Henry, you don't love me in a way I understand.

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He was pointing at the moon, but I was looking at his hand.

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Here is the repeated image of the lover destroyed.

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Is that too much to expect? That I would name the stars
for you? That I would take you there? The splash
of my tongue melting you like a sugar cube?

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Oh, the things we invent when we are scared
and want to be rescued.

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The narrator blames the birds. And you want to blame the birds as well. I blamed the birds for a long time. But in this story everyone is hungry, even the birds. And at this point in the story so many things have gone wrong, so many bad decisions made, that it's a wonder anyone would want to continue reading.

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Here I am in a rabbit run, here I am in a valley of pine, waiting for you to find me. I could pretend I'm speaking to everyone-assume a middle distance and transcend myself-but I'm taking to you and you know it.

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There is an empty space next to you in the backseat of the station wagon. Make it the shape of everything you need. Now say hello.

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We clutch our bellies and roll on the floor ...
When I say this, it should mean laughter,
not poison.

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Let's admit, without apology, what we do to each other.

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I wouldn't kill your pony. I'd like to believe it, anyway. I'd like to believe I wouldn't drag you out in to the woods and leave you there, either. So far, it hasn't come up.

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If the dead are watching, I want them to see us writing, dancing, singing, painting. I want them to see that we still reach out to each other.

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There's a dream in the
space between the hammer and the nail: the dream of
about-to-be-hit, which is a bad dream, but the nail will
take the hit if it gets to sleep inside the wood forever.

— Richard Siken

I've been in your body, baby, and it was paradise.
I've been in your body and it was a carnival ride.

— Richard Siken

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