From right to left): Scalp - Periosteum - Bone - Dura Mater - Arachnoid Mater - Pia Mater - Brain Tissue.
isn’t it weird to think that if you were raised differently, if you lived somewhere else, if you said yes to that boy who asked you out in eighth grade, or if you played a different sport your life would be completely different? One little thing, one little choice can change your entire life.
"you’re just a pair of legs wrapped around his waist
an arm slung across his hips
hanging like a dead man over his heart
you’ve skinned your knees
praying for him and swallowing him whole
(who said the two were mutually exclusive?)
he tore you open, cracked your ribs apart with his teeth
your convulsing heart a spectacle
(he can see his name in your pulmonary veins if he stares long enough but you’ll pretend not to believe him)
and you were always taught
not to leave valuable things lying around in the open
but it’s hard to stitch up the hole in your chest
with a cigarette in one hand"