One day I just woke up and realized that I can’t touch yesterday. So why the heck was I letting it touch me?
you left me so suddenly
that the insides of me felt scraped clean
and i was trying to stitch myself together with
shaky hands and bad dreams and
i was so
fucked up about it
one night even though i don’t ask for things
i texted you and begged you
to please come back because
everything reminds me of the way
that you feel and you told me
“go write some of that awful goddamn
poetry you never left me out of
why not write about this heartbreak
at least it’s something new”
no matter how hard i bite down
even these words
taste of you.
it scares me that you never know what someone is thinking or feeling towards you and everything that they say could be one massive lie
Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribes people of Namibia. Parents Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert documented Tippi’s life and relationships with the African wildlife and transformed those moments into captivating books and movies. Tippi of Africa, published in 1998, told Tippi’s story of she and her parents. You can see more photos and videos here.
A couple of times in your life, it happens like that. You meet a stranger, and all you know is that you need to know everything about them.