“But the soul is also a smooth son of a bitch…”

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“There is in the soul a desire for not thinking.

For being still. Coupled with this

a desire to be strict, yes, and rigorous.

But the soul is also a smooth son of a bitch,

not always trustworthy. And I forgot that.” 

― Raymond Carver, All of Us: The Collected Poems

Photograph:  © StephiaMadelyne

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