Wolfgang This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 8, 2010
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My brother is made of paper-mâché bones,
And I wonder quietly if you can sue a disease,
As his heart becomes my metronome and the
Next day I can hear it at school, pacing my
Steps and it follows me every day and it never
Seems to just match my heartbeat because my
Brother's heart is made out of butterflies and
Magic and I wonder what the world will do
Without butterfly hearts and paper-mâché
Bones. His hair is the color of young lovers
Kissing in the snow and poetry in the summer
And his eyes are the cool of old coffee that
Spills onto the frustrated writer's heartache
Poetry and his smile could melts chunks of
Ice off hearts until they are as red as his lips
Again and my brother is the most handsome
Boy I've ever met, even when all of his hair
Falls onto my lap like fresh winter snow except
I've never liked it when winter came early.

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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.Boo. said...
Mar. 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm
two years ago i had ewings sarcoma in my leg, and i was hospitalized for a year and a half solid. today i only have a minor limp. Tell your brother to never give up hope, and no matter how it seems it WILL be okay.
seven_stones said...
May 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm
I am so sorry. It is amazing how yu can channel your pain into something so beautiful. I also am in the same town as you, I hope you will check otu some of my work.This was heartbreakign adn beautiful beyond measure.
jules16 said...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm
this is so amazing. I really love it. I wish your brother the best, this should be published in the magazine
FlamingTaco1479 said...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 11:12 am
Absolutely beautiful. I wish you and your family the best<3
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