Swimming to the Surface

samm | 19 | art, beauty, and anything else that i love | message or ask me about anything | southern california
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some nights i sit, staring at my phone,
wanting it to vibrate so i feel less alone,
it never does, i’m enveloped in the silence,
outside i’m calm, but inside me there’s violence,
i ask myself “but why, why do you care,”
i answer “because i have so much to share
but no one’s around, there’s no one to hear,
it’s just me and myself, like it has been for years,”
for some reason or another, no one likes to stay,
i don’t know what it is that pushes everyone away,
i sit in the quiet with no where to go,
listening to my thoughts that race to and fro,
“they don’t know what they’re missing, you know that it’s true,
or maybe they know they’re better off without you”

—samm payton (via somethingsoffinside)

by seung-hwan oh

by jenny morgan

by jenny morgan

by erika somogyi

by erika somogyi

by sandra jawad

by bettina guber

by bettina guber

by gel jamlang

by gel jamlang

paintings by alyssa monk

words will never be enough to explain to you what i mean,
i wish there was a way to show you all the things that i’ve seen,
if only i could place you softly into my shoes,
so you could really feel all the pain that i’ve been through,
then you could actually know me, firmly grasp all that’s been wrong,
and understand the things i’ve tried explaining all along,
i’d hop into your shoes, dive inside your mind,
discover all the things that you wish you’d left behind,
as you explored my depths, i’d explore yours too,
no need for explanations as we combined our point of views,
there would be no lines between us, no barriers defined,
beings merged together, our souls neatly aligned,
no longer would we have to face the pain all on our own,
how beautiful it would be to never have to feel alone

—samm payton (via somethingsoffinside)

by ian francis

by ian francis

by molly strohl

by molly strohl

by eduardo flores

by eduardo flores

by archan nair