Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

She would of been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.

Afghan Whigs, “My Curse”, Gentlemen

And there’s blood on my teeth,

When I bite my tongue to speak.

Liz Phair, “Canary”, Exile in Guyville

it’s a lark

i’ve taken hard,

and i know i will carry with me

for a long, long time.