I don’t want a queen who spends her days floating around the castle, agreeing with my every word. And the people don’t want that either.

"Kings" + Final Words

captainelizabeth:

"Where I live, there are a lot of apathetic people. People who don’t care at all about what they do or how they do it. They let the world wash over them and barely notice anyone else is even there. Leslie Knope is not one of these people. She cares about everything and everyone in our town. I don’t know how she does it. People come to her with the pettiest, stupidest problems and she cares, like, really, actually cares what happens to them. And if you’re lucky enough to be her friend, your life gets better every day. She spends every waking moment thinking of new ways to make her friends happy. There is something wonderful about seeing someone who has found her true purpose on Earth. For some people, I guess, that’s being an astronaut or a hot-dog eating champion. For Leslie, her true purpose on Earth, her true meaning is making people’s lives better. That’s what I love about her."

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sometimes it scares the hell out of me
the way i’ve given these men free reign
to peel back my layers and rewire
as if i wasn’t broken enough before
they cut quarter slots in my skin
stuff me with loose change and
shake me until a prize falls out
i just wonder what we are going to do
when one day i have nothing left to give

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