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With lips curled around a cigarette,
It is not smoke I exhale.
It is the gracious release of a troupe of dancers
Ballerinas en l'air
Wisps of their tulle skirts
Are joined to their delicate feet
By long twisted ribbons
And I feel the pain in their pointed toes
Rattling in the pit of my lungs.

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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smileyface96 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm:
Splendid description! 
 
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Oct. 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm:
THis is such a powerful poem. It brings tears to my eyes, because my dad smokes. It embodies the conflict I see in him.
 
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