(A while back, something terrible happened between the head and the heart. They’ve hardly spoken ever since.)

Hi, I'm Kalyn. I hope you feel at home in my words.

My first book of poems and essays entitled "High Wire Darlings" is now available. Please visit my book page for ordering info.

Ocean, I am coming to fall into you so soon. Please don’t forget to wash it all away so that I do not return the same.

Seeing these kids tonight and it’s going to be ridiculous.

(Source: Spotify)

The cool thing about imagining is that if you can imagine something is there you can also imagine it away.
written by Advice about monsters that I give to children but should be taking myself
I’ve only spent ten percent of my energies on writing. The other ninety went to keeping my head above water.
written by Katherine Anne Porter (via theparisreview)
Me: "I'm gonna cut my hair short. "
Boys: "Nooooo. "
Girls: "Hell yeah. Doooo itttttt."

Who lives in Charleston?


There is a kid who made a kickstarter to raise $10 to make potato salad. It’s funny; it’s clever. I laughed. The end date is August 2nd. He’s already raised over $32,000. Whoa.

I’m not looking for $32,000. I am, however, wholeheartedly hoping that after this summer I will be able to make a…

I might do this a few times.

How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?
written by Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays (via goldenlocket)

(Source: quoted-books, via goldenlocket)


“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”

I’ve reblogged this before and I will reblog it again.

This is so great

(via natalieboootlah)

I Have Loved You in Seasons
Open Mic Festival/Burnsville, NC/6.21.14

Here’s a video of my first-ever poetry reading, kids. Thanks for tuning in. Through this, I learned that I want to start writing more poems that are meant to be read aloud; that are alive with language that begs to be heard and not just seen.

One of my favorite things about leaving my home is learning how many I actually have.


Fred Lonidier
Nothing, ever, is worth closing your heart over.
written by Michael Singer


I know how difficult it will be for some people to donate. And some of you might even think this is silly. Some of you might think it’s brilliant. All I’m asking is for you to share it with friends, family, and the internet. Maybe donate a dollar. I’m only asking for that. I would really love to…

To practice what we preach is necessary for us to live in harmony with ourselves. I was just asking for support when I saw this post. Our demand for art must cease to be incongruous with our support for the artists who are creating it. Check this out, guys.

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