The Man Who Wasn't This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   He was completely alone

He was alone

In a fragment of nothing

No light, no sound

No feeling



Where was his body

He tried to move

In his panic

But there was nothing

To move



Just as everything had vanished

He was gone too

But where



He began to

Reappear

He felt his limbs

First his arms

Then his legs



He blinked his eyes

Then he blinked again

He realized



He was the only thing there

Everything else

Must still be back there

Back there

In the hole of nothingness



He began to feel his heart

Beat in the cage

Of his ribs

As though it had stopped before



The tingling

in his arms and legs

grew stronger



He felt everything

begin to move

This feeling of moving

Was somewhat like

The feeling of being in the ocean



Out in the ocean

Beyond the rising and falling

Of the waves

Lying in the

Moving water



Pulsing gently

With the swells

And feeling the slight tug

Of the moon



What was happening

He began to feel

His legs begin

To slowly

Fade away



The feeling went

Up his spine

And through his arms



His eyes

Were getting blurry

The feeling

Swallowed

his body



As he fell back

Back into the hole of

Nothingness




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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swifty said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm
that was incredibly wonderful. i really liked this
 
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