bare feet & bad poetry

My eyes are glued to the map on my wall. I listen to way too much indie music and write too much for my own good. I'm barefoot, sleepy, and alex.

OldTime Music Festival
July 26, 2014

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

(via lostandfoundfiction)

I wish I would have been told growing up that numbers on a scale mean nothing in the weight of living.
ak, insecurities

My body is broken,
but not like Christ’s.

His suffering was miracle
my suffering is mistake.

So take my flesh
and drink his blood

My body is damaged
but I pray for meaning behind it.

ak, unending pain








Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.

"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"

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This broke my fucking heart.

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Besides blindness, Felton said he still suffers from seizures and a cyst on the right side of his brain.

"I can feel (the cyst) moving around," he said. "My brain feels like it’s fuzzy. If I were to shake my head, you could hear it."

To make matters worse, Felton said, Jersey City police officers have harassed him on a regular basis since the incident. He said officers driving by his block this past summer would shout out of their windows and call him names when he sat on his porch.

"They say ‘Hey, Tommy’s friend,’" he said, calling it a reference to McVicar. "They call me ‘retarded.’ They yell out of their car ‘Who shot the sheriff?’"

Jersey City police officials did not respond immediately for comment.


(via lilnessaleigh)

Honestly just being without you hurts. I wish you were here so badly.
ak, 617.9 miles

You said when you first saw me
you couldn’t help but think
‘Good God that girl is beautiful’
and you tried so hard to talk to me.

When you see me now
I wonder what you can’t help but think
‘My God where did the love go?’?
are you trying so hard to forgive me?

ak, I can’t breathe anymore






"Fuck You, Old People" — Group Piece at CUPSI 2014

"By the way, you can’t actually pick yourself up by your own bootstraps. That’s now how physics works."


this gives me life….

"Act your fucking age" god damn, this has a good message here.

39 seconds in and I reblogged it

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Jennifer Lawrence photographed by Jan Welters for Marie Claire, June 2014
“I’m a lot more closed off and frankly probably rude. I mean, I’m from Kentucky. I used to be very personable and make eye contact and smile at people, and now all I do is look down. When I’m at dinner and one person after another keeps interrupting to take pictures, it’s like, ‘I can’t live like this.’”

(via writingdreamingwanderlusting)

Forgive the trees
for the way they can’t stop shaking
even after all these years of practice.
Forgive yourself
for the days you don’t even want to try.
Y.Z, a dying art (via rustyvoices)

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I wanna meet someone’s who’s going to be like ‘hey wake up I’m taking you on an adventure’

(via writingdreamingwanderlusting)

I told a complete stranger about you today. I couldn’t help myself. They were so sad, and downtrodden. I needed them to know that perfection does exist, and that real beauty is out there. I told them that I knew someone who’s eyes never stopped shining, someone who taught me how to wander instead of worry, someone who makes waking up so much easier. I told them about you in a heartbeat, and just like me, they walked away smiling.
ak, grocery store confessions
Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers (not back to me, I've already done it.) Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go.
alexthesleepy alexthesleepy Said:

Oops. Okay, 

1.) I’m a decent writer sometimes maybe

2.) I’ve been told I have pretty eyes.

3.) I can make a mean pumpkin pie.

4.) For the most part I’m nice in the morning

5.) I can crochet cool things.


1. wear more black
2. be meaner to boys
3. do homework maybe

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