Quotes from “The Sun and Her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur

what is it with you and sunflowers he asks
i point to the field of yellow outside
sunflowers worship the sun i tell him
only when it arrives do they rise
when the sun leaves
they bow their heads in mourning
that is what the sun does to those flowers
it’s what you do to me
- the sun and her flowers
tell them i was the
warmest place you knew
and you turned me cold
if i’m not the love of your life
i’ll be the greatest loss instead
what do i care
if you love me
or miss me
or need me
when you aren’t doing anything about it

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it has been one of the greatest and most difficult years of my life. i learned everything is temporary. moments. feelings. people. flowers. i learned love is about giving. everything. and letting
i could be anything
in the world
but i wanted to be his
i long
for you
but you long
for someone else
i deny the one
who wants me
cause i want someone else
if i’m going to share my life with a partner
it would be foolish not to ask myself
twenty years from now
is this person going to be
someone i still laugh with
or am i just distracted by their charm
do i see us evolving into
new people by the decade
or does the growing ever come to a pause
i don’t want to be distracted
by the looks or the money
i want to know if they pull
the best or the worst out of me
deep at the core are our values the same
in thirty years will we still
jump into bed like we’re twenty
can i picture us in old age
conquering the world
like we’ve got young blood
running in our veins
you are living your life
hoping that someone will realize
they can’t live theirs without you
- realizations don’t work like that
my mother sacrificed her dreams
so i could dream
which one of us hurt more
i shattered into a million little pieces
and those pieces shattered into a million more
crumbled into dust till
there was nothing left of me but the silence
to heal
you have to
get to the root
of the wound
and kiss it all the way up
yes
it is possible
to hate and love someone
at the same time
love does not look like a person
love is our actions
love is giving all we can
even if it’s just the bigger slice of cake
love is understanding
we have the power to hurt one another
but we are going to do everything in our power
to make sure we don’t
love is figuring out all the kind sweetness we deserve
and when someone shows up
saying they will provide it as you do
but their actions seem to break you
rather than build you
i used to dream of being so strong nothing could shake me. now. i am. so strong. that nothing shakes me.
they leave
and act like it never happened
they come back
and act like they never left
a lot of times
we are angry at other people
for not doing what
we should have done for ourselves
- responsibility
everything i miss about you
was never there in the first place
i have too many miracles
happening inside me
to be your convenient option
- not your hobby
your absence is a missing limb

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